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[Xen-users] Win XP install on physical drive partition

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  • From: peter <pwithc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:08:04 -0500 (EST)
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I have Xen 3.0.3 running on Mandriva 2007.  The hardware supports full 
Virturalization and is enabled.

I have attempted to install Win XP as guest domain on partitions on the main 
sda and also on a hdb drive installed in the system.  In both cases the 
installer loads from an ISO but stops when it fails to find a drive to install 

I have success when I create an image file and allow the install to go there. 
The following is the hvm file:
import os, re
arch = os.uname()[4]
if re.search('64', arch):
    arch_libdir = 'lib64'
    arch_libdir = 'lib'

kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
memory = 256

name = "XP-01"

disk = [  'file:/etc/xen/images/Winxp.img,ioemu:hda,w' ]

#comment out after install

device_model = '/usr/' + arch_libdir + '/xen/bin/qemu-dm'


I wanted this to work:

disk = [ 'phy:hdb1,hda,w' ]
disk = [ 'phy:sda9,hda,w' ]

but this is when the XP installer finds no disk to format.  I am sure I am 
missing some basic concept here so sorry in advance for my ignorance.

Regards, peter

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