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[Xen-users] New version of GPL PV drivers for Windows

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Subject: [Xen-users] New version of GPL PV drivers for Windows
From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 23:03:55 +1100
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New version with lots of changes and (probably) new bugs. Please read
this email before installing.

The downloads can be found at http://www.meadowcourt.org/downloads
There is now one download per platform/architecture, named as follows:

chk is a 'checked' build which contains debug info (please use these if
you want any assistance in fixing bugs :)
fre is a 'free' build which contains no debug info
platform is 'wxp' for XP, 'wnet' for 2003, and 'wlh' for Vista/2008
arch is 'x86' for 32 bit and 'AMD64' for 64 bits

Please uninstall any 0.9.x.x or older version completely before
installing this one. Some users have reported that uninstalling has
caused problems so make sure you back up your DomU first.

The major changes are:
. Using WiX instead of NSIS to build the installer
. Each platform/arch is in a separate installer
. As per recent 0.9.x releases, no need for /GPLPV on the boot.ini file
. Drivers are disabled when booting in safe mode
. Add /NOGPLPV to the boot.ini file to disable drivers
. Add /PATCHTPR to the boot.ini file to make XP run faster
. Hiding of qemu devices with Xen 3.4 (or patched prior version)

Please make sure your system is backed up before testing, and please
test on a spare DomU first too - it is possible that the version of Xen
that ships with your distribution of choice is not compatible with these
drivers for some reason. Please do let me know if that is the case
though as I can probably fix it.


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