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Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP installation in domU hangs

To: deepsrini <dsriniv@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Windows XP installation in domU hangs
From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:49:17 +0700
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On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 3:56 AM, deepsrini <dsriniv@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 in a domU. The installation seems to
> start ok, but hangs on the first setup screen

> Configuration details:
> Running on Debian Etch OS.
> Xen: version 3.1.0, built from source
> CPU: Intel Core2, with VT enabled in BIOS

You're using a somewhat old version of Xen. I know that on RHEL's Xen
version (3.1+ with lots of backports) and Xen 3.3.1, WinXP
installation works fine, so I suggest you try upgrading your Xen
installation first.

> disk = [ 'file:/mnt/windisk.img,ioemu:hda,w',
> 'phy:/dev/cdrom,ioemu:hdc:cdrom,r' ]

You probably should change "file:" with "tap:aio:", for data
consistency and performance reasons. Also you might want to remove
"ioemu:" from disk and vif line if you want to use GPLPV drivers later
(to drastically improve performance).

Both should work with the Xen versions I mentioned, but I haven't
tested it on vanilla Xen 3.1.

> #usbdevice='tablet'

You can enable this if you experince mouse pointer problems.



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