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RE: [Xen-users] help: ports of windows

  • To: "Phinux Chang" <phinuxchang@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 13:53:11 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:54:57 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AcZNrZ1hUnhN/adVShWQ7olyO0CP1AAAV8bg
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] help: ports of windows


> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Phinux Chang
> Sent: 22 March 2006 06:47
> To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-users] help: ports of windows
> hi, all
>    I want to use windows xp in xen vitual machine, but I find 
> nothing about that except the name of Intel Virtualization Technology.
>    Is there anyone knows the howto, please help me, thank 
> you:) I will apreciate it, thanks very much!

Well, the guys at XenSource have done it. The "Howto" is both rather
trivial and very complicated:
1. Get source code for Windows.
2. Apply suitable modifications to source code (probably available from
XenSource if you have a documentable Windows source license). Although I
think patches may not be up to date with Xen 3.0.x
3. Go run it. 

The difficult part of this is getting a source license from Microsoft -
they do not come with your breakfast cereals as a freebie ;-). More like
you have to pay millions of dollars and sign away the rest of your life
to get it... 

Without source license to Windows, you haven't got a chance, except for
getting a processor that supports full virtualization - or using another
virtualization technology which doesn't rely on Xen and modifications to
the source code of the OS. There are several of those available.

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