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Re: [SUSE Linux Users] XEN and Windows

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  • Andrew Norrie
    A long delayed follow up question. Can XEN run OS/2. I would be installing from the origional floppies and CD disk. Thanks, Andy
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 15, 2010
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      A long delayed follow up question. Can XEN run OS/2. I would be installing from the origional floppies and CD disk.

      Thanks, Andy

      --- In suselinuxusers@yahoogroups.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.
      >
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