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RE: [Xen-users] Xen on VMWare

  • To: "'Petersson, Mats'" <mats.petersson@xxxxxxx>, "'Ian W'" <iw05t@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "LianQiao" <lianqiao@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 00:33:00 +0800
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Xen works on VMware workstation 5.0, at least it has no problem for booting
dom0. I have tested this with Fedora Core 4, and the precompiled Xen and


-----Original Message-----
From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xen-users-bounces@lists.
xensource.com] On Behalf Of Petersson, Mats
Sent: 2005年11月14日 23:50
To: Ian W; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [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

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-----
From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[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 4.5. 
The host OS is Fedora Core 3. I downloaded the Xen source and did a 'make
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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