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Re: [Xen-users] Xen Questions

Thank you for the response.
It seems like XEN might help me a lot due to your response.

I started installing Xenserver and it chokes at "select video modes" and the Xen installer just hangs hard. No luck.

Since I can install about every linux distro on this machine it is not an issue with the machine itself, this must be a Citrix issue, so I wont entertain you with Citrix issues here.

Is there any linux distro with a built in XEN kernel from which I can install windows and maybe two other linux distros in order that I dont have to use Citrix's ISO ?.

The online information is confusing and I always gets to Citrix's isos looking for the purely community Xen distribution.


Kun Cheng wrote:
2018-01-06 12:59 GMT+08:00  <liebrecht@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
See sections labeled QUESTION. The other text is to understand the questions
and background.

I never had reason to consider Xen as I dual boot operating systems as
Now I am seemingly forced to use Xen and I want to find out if it can do
what I want.
This is for personal use and not commercial.

I have a 24 core 64GB mem. rackserver that needs to run windows and linux. Linux does just fine sees, all 24 cores all memory (even my old FC7 distro)
I used for numerical programming for studies long ago,

Windows is another can of worms.
It seems that Windows 7&10 Professional will do two processors each of 12
cores from the specifications.
However, there is NO WAY Windows 7 or 10 will install on this server.

QUESTION: Does Microsoft detect it is a rackserver and then intentionally
prevent the install forcing you to buy Windows server ?
No, usually Windows installation should see it as a generic machine,
nothing related to 'rackserver' will be exposed.
Both 7 and 10 fails after the first reboot during install.
I dont particularly want to use windows server as I need the bells and
whistles of Windows 7 and 10 which server doesnt have.

It seems a hypervisor like XEN is the only way around the windows conundrum
as I can fool t to to look like a normal pc running it virtually.

How does Firewire and USB perform in XEN when hosting Windows ? Is there any
lack of USB/Firewire support or is performance sub par. ?
Pretty good in my case, I haven't found any serious issues in my daily use.
It seems that XEN is the only option to get 7pro and/or 10pro to run on this

thanks !

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