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Old 04-17-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
jfaberna
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Unhappy VT Guest problems with WinXP under RHEL5(Centos5)


I have CentOS 5 (RHEL5 clone) running on a 2 processor Dual-Core Xeon LV system with the i386 (32bit kernel). I have no problems creating a VT Guest for any older RH linux. However, when I try to create a WinXP Guest, I run into problems.

Per the instructions in the Virtualization Guide: Red Hat Virtualization Appendix A, I use the virt-manager to start the creation. Everything is fine up to the point where I'm installing WinXP from the CDROM. I see all the drivers load, then the message "Setup is starting Windows". At that point the "Windows Console" is frozen with no more activity. The Domain seems to be running. It's using 25% of the CPUs.

Not sure where to go from here.

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Old 04-26-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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While the WinXP guess starts to initialize from the CDROM, it puts a message on the bottom of the screen about hitting F6 to load other drivers. At that time if I hit F5, it will eventially ask what kind of computer. If I pick Standard PC, it shuts off some of the ACPI stuff, I think. Anyway, that lets the WinXP install complete the first phase. You have to modify the xen/domainame file as is explained in many other discussion on xen and WinXP to continue with the reboot and complete the install.

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