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  1. #1

    Cool xen

    hi all,

    I'm looking for some advise.

    I'm thinking of installing MS Acces on Win Xp on Xen on
    OpenSuse 11.1.

    Can this be done?

    I read about paravisioning and so on, but I still wonder if
    in the end it works or not.

    Thanks for any advise!

    linuxjohan

  2. #2

    Default Re: xen

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    Can you run bad DB software in a bad OS? Sure. Can you run an old bad OS
    paravirtualized? Good question for the vendor (microsoft in this case, as
    they supply the kernel exclusively). Can the Xen kernel be used with
    OpenSUSE 11.1? Definitely.

    Depending on what your end goal is (I doubt you're considering installing
    access just for fun) there may be nicer options. Databases are available
    for free and with much better performance and cross-platform support in
    the forms of PostgreSQL, MySQL, sqlite, and a half-dozen others.

    Good luck.





    linuxjohan wrote:
    > hi all,
    >
    > I'm looking for some advise.
    >
    > I'm thinking of installing MS Acces on Win Xp on Xen on
    > OpenSuse 11.1.
    >
    > Can this be done?
    >
    > I read about paravisioning and so on, but I still wonder if
    > in the end it works or not.
    >
    > Thanks for any advise!
    >
    > linuxjohan
    >
    >

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  3. #3
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    Default Re: xen

    It is up to you but something like VirtualBox is much simpler to set up and use.
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
    Latest MS Windows version used: Win95

  4. #4

    Cool Re: xen

    on a particular site i replaced a bunch of windows machines with
    opensuse 11.1 -good work ha?

    now i need to give them temporary acces to their old database
    until i find the time to convert the database.

    So it's not just for fun.

    I realy would like to use Xen- because it's already on opensuse.

    So the question remains - can I run win xp on Xen?

    kind linux-regards.

    Johan

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    Default Re: xen

    From my experience It is much easier to setup and use VirtualBox than it is to work with xen. Much much easier interface, Also you could create an appliance which just runs access. But that still requires Windows stuff and have no idea about licensing restrictions.

  6. #6

    Default Re: xen

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    Agreed, especially since XP doesn't have a paravirtualized kernel (afaik).
    Also I've done conversions in the past from access to other things
    (MySQL, for example) and the utilities available online make it fairly
    easy to do. Even exporting the database to SQL and then fixing it so it
    works with other RDBMS's is USUALLY a fairly quick operation. Anyway, Xen
    is great and I use it almost exclusively on my server-ish boxes for
    duplicating issues, hosting environments for long periods of time, etc.,
    but if you are going to have anybody who is afraid of computers involved
    with the management of this XP box VirtualBox is much prettier and easier
    for beginners.

    Good luck.





    gogalthorp wrote:
    > From my experience It is much easier to setup and use VirtualBox than it
    > is to work with xen. Much much easier interface, Also you could create
    > an appliance which just runs access. But that still requires Windows
    > stuff and have no idea about licensing restrictions.
    >
    >

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  7. #7

    Cool Re: xen

    hello,

    thank you very much for the advise,
    I'll look into converting acces to mysql instead of
    puzling with win xp.

    friendly regards,

    Johan

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