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    Default Configuring Xen/Virtualization

    Greetings.
    I'd like to boot my windoze partition in opensuse.

    However,
    System > Virtualization > Create Virtual Machines Yeilds nothing.

    Only asks for root PW, and then does nothing else.

    Xen is installed.


    Any Ideas?
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Configuring Xen/Virtualization

    Xen is a bear to get working. I suggest Sun's Virtual Box.

    Note 3D games may not work in VM's because of lack of 3D driver support. Vbox has an experimental 3D driver but I don't think it is up to doing real time 3D gaming.

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    Default Re: Configuring Xen/Virtualization

    On Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:26:02 +0000, Rayja20 wrote for a reply:

    > Greetings.
    > I'd like to boot my windoze partition in opensuse.
    >
    > However,
    > System > Virtualization > Create Virtual Machines Yeilds nothing.
    >
    > Only asks for root PW, and then does nothing else.
    >
    > Xen is installed.
    >
    >
    > Any Ideas?
    > Thanks.


    Well, assuming you installed Xen and VB you have to boot the Xen kernel.

    Once you've booted the Xen kenel, you start the VM.

    NOTE: Sorry, no support for 3D with VirtualBox, and nVidia drivers do not
    support Xen, so you might need to change your /etc/X11/xorg.conf video
    driver to use the "vesa" and configure VB to use "Cirrus" or "Vesa" vga
    adapter.

    Fuzzy memory here but then you can use Virtual Machine to install a new
    OS.

    Pick the type of OS to be installed.
    Point to an iso file or media file source
    Add virtual storage large enough to contain OS and all additional
    applications, ie, Windoze updates, service packs, applications, etc. take
    up a lot room very quickly, so, make sure you have more than enough free
    space, typically on your physical hard drive root partition.

    Something like
    /var/lib/xen/images/windowsxpsp2/Disk0 at minimum 8Gb

    Allocate a cpu, and memory for the OS.

    Again from my fuzzy memory but that should get you started with on a
    virtual Windoze OS for you.



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    Chill@opensuse.forum

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    Default Re: Configuring Xen/Virtualization

    Thank you gentlemen.
    I shall look into getting a repo with sun microsystems's Vmware.

    If you have a source for a stable reccomended one - It would be appreciated.


    Also - about booting into the xen kernel - I assume this is going to be in my GRUB conf?
    (so I choose to boot to it at startup)

    Thanks
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    Thanks much.

    I booted to XEN kernel.
    Creating a virtual machine, I am told that my processor(s) do not support full virtualization. (and I am halted)

    I was under the impression that, even if my CPU does not "SUPPORT" virtualization (ie, hardware assisted virtualization), I could still run a Virtual machine...

    no?
    (I have an Athlon 3500+)
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    Default Re: Configuring Xen/Virtualization

    You can but not xen and there are some restrictions in others ie can't run 64 bit guest in in 33 host and there is some speed penalty.

    What is you processor?

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    Ok then, so xen is out of the question.

    I shall attempt Sun's Virtualization (virtual box) tomorrow. I shall attempt, fully that is, for I am certain I shall be inveigled to try it tonight

    My cpu is the Athlon64 3500+ (2.2GHZ).

    I'm going to uninstall Xen now.
    ---edit---
    I should add, Strictly for the purpose of reference (for some search engin-ing soul) that Xen has to be run / configured after booting to the Xen kernel.

    This option will be displayed in Grub after installation of xen (and reboot).
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    Readers, please Forgive my DP. I could not Edit my last post.
    ---
    Ok, new prob.
    On installing Virtual Box for opensuse 11.2, I am told that the package needs libpython 2.5 in order to be installed.
    Yet - I have 2.6, already installed.

    Does any knowledgeable person have an explanation/solution for this?
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