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Re: [Xen-users] Problem: Windows on Xen

Just noticed your mail - I've spent most of the day installing a Win2K domU, which works. I started with the "How to Install Windows on Xen 3.0" technical note, which is nearly correct. Note that the sample config file uses sdl, not vnc.

The problem in the appnote is that the config file says:

disk = [ 'phy:/dev/VG_Guests/w2k3-001,ioemu:hda,w' ]
cdrom = "/tmp/WINDOWS_2003_STANMDARD.ISO"

This won't work on Xen 3; mine now says

disk = [ 'phy:/dev/VG_Guests/w2k-001,ioemu:hda,w' ,

note no cdrom line, as Igor says. And, to expand on the boot line, you need to change


to boot="cd"  # or just "c"

as soon as installation completes.

Next problem: the DomU runs, but it starts life in a 640x480 window. The full-screen config option doesn't work, and I can't find any documentation on how to get a bigger window. I can change the window size by using Windoze properties to increase resolution up to 1Kx768, but it won't go any higher than that. And the mouse is almost unusably slow. I'll try giving the domU a whole core, but I'm not optimistic. If you can work out how to fix that lot, I'd be very grateful... :)


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