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Re: [Fedora-xen] problems installing winxp with full virtualization on FC6

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 04:52:48PM -0600, Jeff Stockett wrote:

 I successfully tried install WinXP last week. 

 $ xenguest-install -n winxp-i686-full -r 500 -f
  /org/xen/winxp-i686-full.img -s 4 --vnc -v  -c /dev/scd0

 # rpm -q xen kernel-xen python-xeninst

 The *final* domain config (generated by xenquest-install):

 # Automatically generated xen config file
 name = "winxp-i686-full"
 builder = "hvm"
 memory = "500"
 disk = [ 'file:/xen/winxp-i686-full.img,hda,w', ]
 vif = [ 'type=ioemu, mac=00:16:3e:2d:ec:27, bridge=xenbr0', ]
 uuid = "42f399ce-699a-fafc-4e18-37e17f49aabd"
 device_model = "/usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
 kernel = "/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"

 serial = "pty" # enable serial console
 on_reboot   = 'restart'
 on_crash    = 'restart'

> I see from googling, that this bug has been reported once before
> (last month with a rawhide build) - but no answers. A little further
> googling indicates that one possible workaround might be to hit F5
> (when it is asking for F6 to load drivers) during the setup process

 I've used this trick too. The key F5 works for me in vncviewer
 (vnc-4.1.1-39.fc5 -- my workstation is FC5, the server with Xen is
 FC6). The Windows installer allows to select some install profiles if
 you press F5 -- but things probably depend on XP version, because the
 menu for F5 contains different profiles in different XP versions (I've
 used Czech XP edition and there was two profiles only). 

> Advice???

 Don't use Close Source Operation Systems :-)


 Karel Zak  <kzak redhat com>

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