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RE: [Xen-users] Xen on VMWare

  • To: "Ian W" <iw05t@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: "Petersson, Mats" <mats.petersson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 16:50:26 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:50:56 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Xen on VMWare

Although Xen should in theory work on VMWare, I would suspect that some
of the technology used in VMWare expects the OS to behave in a
particular way, and Xen may well do things that are "unexpected" from
VMWare's side of things. 

For example, Xen will use almost the entire GDT, which may well be a
case of VMWare also wanting to use the upper parts of the GDT. That's
just one thing of many that Xen would like to have full control over,
and VMWare would conflict with. 


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ian W
Sent: 14 November 2005 15:29
To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Xen-users] Xen on VMWare


I'm new to Xen and I'm trying to install Xen2.0 on VMWare Workstation
The host OS is Fedora Core 3. I downloaded the Xen source and did a
world' and 'make install' followed by 'mkinitrd' for the initial ram
disk. I 
also disabled TLS.

I configured the grub.conf file and the rebooted the system.

I get a bunch of (XEN) messages at startup, probably meaning Xen is 
starting, then mounts the filesystem and starts INIT.

I get to the 'Welcome to Fedora..'
starting dev...    [OK]
starting hardware...

At this point the screen goes blank and VMWare pops a message:
"VMWare Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
ASSERT F(554): 1448 bugNr=3743

Any help would be most welcome.

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