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Re: [Xen-users] Migrate existing Windows XP VirtualBox VM to Xen

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  • From: Juan Luis Baptiste <juan.baptiste@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:06:47 -0500
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I made a little tutorial on how to migrate a VirtualBox Windows guest
to Xen, based on the help I got here:


Again, many thanks for all the help.



On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Juan Luis Baptiste
<juan.baptiste@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Fajar,
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 5:52 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha <fajar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 3:26 AM, Juan Luis Baptiste
>> <juan.baptiste@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> What could I be missing ? for what I have read over the internet it
>>> should be that simple, convert the VDI disk to raw, setup a config
>>> file liked the one I have and fire it up.
>> Where did you read that?
> Don't remember, maybe a post on VirtualBox forum.
>> Start with removing virtualbox guest addition first (if you have it
>> installed on Windows guest) before doing any conversion. Then read
>> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows , the most important
>> part being:
>> - HAL (the easiest way to be solv it is by setting acpi, apic, and
>> pae=1 as Felix mentioned)
>> - hard disk support (which can be solved by installing IDE drivers on
>> Windows guest before doing any conversion).
>> After that, proceed with the conversion method (only one of the disk
>> conversion methods should be necessary) that you've tried.
> That did the trick, thanks !!
> --
> Juancho


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