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Re: [Fedora-xen] Minimal Fedora 8 Xen Setup for Laptop



Mathew Brown wrote:
Hi,
  I was considering installing a minimal Fedora 8 setup with the Xen
  kernel and then performing most of my work in several different DomUs
  (perhaps Fedora of Ubuntu) as well as running Windows in a VMware
  setup (don't currently have hardware virtualization support).  Note
  that this is on a laptop.  Are there any specific issues that I should
  be aware of (such as suspend/resume issues, etc.) and does anyone have
  any specific recommendations?  Thank you for your help.

Xen and laptops aren't really friends with each other. In particular power management doesn't work so the laptop will run hot and eat batteries, suspend/resume are unlikely to work, and so on.

Also it's difficult to mix different hypervisors. I don't think you can run Xen & VMWare at the same time.

Have you thought about using qemu instead? A QEmu guest is just an ordinary Linux process, so much more predictable. It's a shame that your laptop doesn't have HVM. What is the processor?

Rich.

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