Re: [SUSE Linux Users] XEN and Windows
- A long delayed follow up question. Can XEN run OS/2. I would be installing from the origional floppies and CD disk.
--- In email@example.com, Aaron Kulkis <akulkis00@...> wrote:
> Andrew Norrie wrote:
> > For a long time now I have been running windows 7 and Opensuse in a dual boot mode and though I would try to get XEN to run windows under Linux. I see how to do this for a new install using disk space under the linux system. Can I "attach" the existing windows 7 partition to XEN so I can boot linux then boot windows 7 under it? If so how please???
> > Thanks Andy Norrie gm1mqe
> I BELIEVE that XEN presents pseudo-devices which will not
> be using the same drivers as the actual hardware on your
> machine, you'll have to take the appropriate action as if
> you swapped out a motherboard and other significant
> components (disk drive ID's probably won't match, either).
> Windows gets mad if registered installation has more than
> 4 significant items change between boot-ups, and you have
> to make phone call to Redmond to clear up that situation.
> If your computer has been on the public internet, then
> it has most likely registered itself for all practical
> purposes, by sending an encryption of your key and a
> hardware inventory to Microsoft's database of installed
> systems, and if the comparisons mismatch by too much,
> your installed system will be flagged as a pirated install,
> and will go into a limp-mode (only a couple tasks can be
> run at once, shutdown every 60 minutes, etc.)
> Then, the question becomes, will they LET you run it in
> a virtual machine -- some Windows licenses specifically
> prohibit running the OS on a virtual machine.