Thanks a lot for the reply.
But I have one more confusion. Suppose in my machine there
is more than one partition. In one partition windows is installed. Now I
want to install xen on it, I will install linux on different partition
and then will install xen in it(on linux). In that case, will there be
any effect on the windows which is in different partition. If there will
be any effect, then to run that windows as a domu, will we have to
install it again?
Please give me your ideas.
From: Petersson, Mats [mailto:Mats.Petersson@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:15 PM
To: Praveen Kushwaha; xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Effect of installing Xen on VT enabled machine
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> Praveen Kushwaha
> Sent: 06 March 2007 12:07
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> Subject: [Xen-users] Effect of installing Xen on VT enabled machine
> I have a VT enabled machine on which windows xp
> has been installed. Now I want to install xen on this VT
> enabled machine on which windows xp is already.
> Is there will be any effect on windows xp after
> installing xen on it. If there will be any effect what will
> be those. If anyone will have any information please reply,
> it will be grate for me.
Well, you won't (successfully) be able to "install Xen on Windows".
If you want to convert your machine to running Xen, you'll have to also
install Linux, which will be your "host operating system".
So let's presume that you have a free drive to install Linux on and you
do this, you will then have to set Linux to be your primary boot, instal
Xen on it (which is relatively easy if you go with one of the Linux's
that have Xen included from the beginning).
Now you have Xen + Linux on the machine - and you could, in theory,
start your Windows as a virtual machine (aka guest or DomU) on that
machine. However, the hardwar that Windows sees will be different from
what the real hardware is, so drivers for hard-disk, network, graphics,
sound etc, would have to be re-installed. It's very likely that the
Windows you have on the machine at the moment would not boot with the
It's probably better to leave the machine in a dual-boot mode, where you
have Linux and Windows installed in parallel, and then install Windows
AGAIN for use with Xen. That way, you don't get any hardware problems.
The best way to do this would be to use a physical device (partition) as
your Windows install destination. That way, you could let your regular
"hardware" windows installation share documents by also mounting this
> Praveen Kushwaha
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