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Re: [Xen-users] Xen + Windows + Intel VT-x stability

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Xen + Windows + Intel VT-x stability
From: James Oakley <joakley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 18:50:17 -0300
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On Friday 29 September 2006 6:07 pm, Terje J. Hanssen wrote:
> Yes, I just started out with 10.2 alpha4, because it was recommended
> better with regards to test Xen. But I ran into serious issues with the
> 10.2 alpha4 itself, first the chaotic USB mouse bug making the
> installation difficult with the keyboard only. Afterwards, the mouse
> problem was possile to fix on i386 using a suggested work-around, but it
> didn't help on my x86_64 Xeon machine. I even re-installed 10.2a4 with a
> PS/2 mouse instead, but the Gnome panel and Nautilus crashed the whole
> time after login. Neither any "other application" would launch from the
> Gnome menu, although 10.2a4 worked better using KDE. All in all I found
> 10.2 alpha4 quite unusable to go further with yet. Therefore I've
> decided to wait on the first 10.2 beta and in the meantime go back to
> 10.1 again.

Yeah, GNOME is a major upgrade for 10.2. I use KDE, which works better.

I had trouble with HVM on 10.1. I filed reports at Novell's bugzilla, but I 
don't think the specific issues I had were fixed for that version. 10.2alpha4 
uses Xen unstable, which is actually very stable.

Alpha5 will be released on October 5, so you could try that, or you could do 
what I did on one of my servers: Install 10.1 and install the kernel-* and 
xen-* packages from factory.

You can get the factory packages from 

James Oakley
Engineering - SolutionInc Ltd.

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