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Old 06-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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XP Guest on Xen switch to KVM

I'm currently running FC6 and have a XP Guest OS using Xen full virtualization. I am going to upgrade the host OS (to FC11) soon and need to switch to KVM.

What is the process to use the same guest disk images with KVM, or to convert them to KVM?

(I'm not sure if this matters, but one of the images was a data drive converted to xen from an old VMWare virtual machine.)

(I'm finding a lot of info about converting para linux guests from Xen to KVM, but can't seem to find anything on full XP Xen guests. Hopefully that's because it's as simple as just pointing KVM to the existing image files.)
Old 06-15-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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It was get it running.

I just ran:
qemu-system-x86_64 -hda /virtualm/xpdisk.img -hdb /virtualm/vtl.img -hdc /virtualm/windisk.img
and everything started up fine with the old xen disk images. get if running reasonably fast. It's really slow compared to xen on fc6. Too slow to really use at all.


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