[Q] How to install WindowsXP(guest OS) on Xen?
[Q] How to install Xen on Ubuntu(host OS)?
[Q] Can Xen and VirtualBox be installed on Ubuntu side-by-side?
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VirtualBox can run all versions of Windows, Linux, and many other x86- and AMD/Intel-based 32- and 64-bit operating systems as either a host OS or as a guest OS.
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Requirements to install XP on Xen (on Debian Etch?)
* CPU with either Intel’s Vanderpool (IVT – Intel Virtualization Technology) or AMD’s Pacifica Technology (AMD virtualization)
* Windows iso-image
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To be able to run most of the virtualization software, a new technology in hardware comes it is known as Intel-VT and for AMD machines it AMD-V
How to check whether your computer supports VT or not, run following command for Intel based processors:
grep vmx /proc/cpuinfo
For AMD based processors, run the following command:
grep svm /proc/cpuinfo
To be able to use Xen on your Ubuntu you need to
- Compile Xen
- Compile a Dom0 Kernel which can work with Xen 。。。』
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I was fed-up of the VMware bloat, it seems to add on far too many services which I just don't want or need.
If you're creating a bunch of linux systems to separate out services (dhcp, mail, web, etc) then xen might be the way to go.
Xen is not like the other things. Basically consider Xen to be a way to virtualize Linux servers on a Linux server;
also found that at this time most of the apps that I wanted on windows are working with Wine, so I stopped running VMs altogether. This all said, I stuck with VirtualBox primarily since it is free and it worked.
found VirtualBox's networking to be a nightmare