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RE: [Xen-users] XP64bit in Xen 3.0.3 under OpenSUSE 10.2

  • To: ymed@xxxxxxxxx, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: "Petersson, Mats" <Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 13:40:57 +0200
  • Delivery-date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 04:39:52 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] XP64bit in Xen 3.0.3 under OpenSUSE 10.2

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ymed
> Sent: 23 April 2007 12:30
> To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Xen-users] XP64bit in Xen 3.0.3 under OpenSUSE 10.2
> Hello!
> I use Xen 3.0.3 in OpenSUSE 10.2 on PC with Intel  VT 
> enabled. I have installed XP 32-but successfully, but I have 
> problem with XP 64
> installation.
> When I start a new XP 64 VM and virtual window opens, XP 64-bit says:
> "Enable the local advanced programmable interrupt controller 
> (APIC). The x64-based operating system you are loading does 
> not have APIC enabled.
> Check the systems firmware settings and make sure that the 
> firmware has enabled the APIC on this system." 
> Does Xen 3.0.3 supports XP 64 bit?

I think so [I have a hard time remembering which version of Xen has
fixes for which version of what bitness of Windows on which processor,
as the fixes for AMD may not apply to Intel and vice versa, as well as
of course what works in one version may well get broken by a LATER
change and then corrected when someone discovers it was broken]. 

> I use graphical Xen VM manager in Opensuse 10.2 to create and 
> start VMs. I have found a file /etc/xen/xmexample.hvm and 
> parameter in it #apic=0. Should I edit it as apic=1? 

For certain, APIC is supported, but you need to have "apic=1" in your
configuration. Whilst you're at it, make sure that you also have "pae=1"
and "acpi=1", as you definitely need PAE and probably won't get far
without ACPI either [although "acpi=0" MAY work]. 

> Should I rename xmexample.hvm to my_virtual_machine_name.hvm 
> and where to copy this file?
> Should I do it before creating VM or after?

I have no idea about the Xen VM Manager - that's something you need to
ask some more SuSE specific mailing list/forum about. This also means
that the information about what to change and how to store the
configuration file may be meaningless, as the GUI version may use
differhet ways to do things... 

You definitely shouldn't modify the example file. Xen's base-components
allow your configuration file to be anywhere you like. I keep mine in
"/root/configs", but that's not to say there's no better places to keep
them [I also have the naughty habit of always running as "root" rather
than my own name on my lab-machines]. You can for example keep the file
in /etc/xen/, the same as xmexample.hvm. 


> Unfortunately, I'm new in Xen.
> Thank you very much for any help!
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