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It doesn't matter if you create LVM volumes in Fedora, Ubuntu, Suse or whatever - they are all the same. As long as you make sure LVM support is available when booting. In Linux Mint 14 it should be available by default, in Linux Mint 13 it wasn't and required some workaround.
I suppose you had installed the required packages on Linux Mint? Which LM release are you running?
Also, did you need to create some links (ln -s ...)?
I like your approach of creating the Windows domU under Fedora and then just running it from Linux Mint (though I guess you already performed the necessary steps/package installations before running the Windows domU).

Yeah, I didn't really understand LVM, but after reading up a bit it all makes sense now.
As far as mint, I used Linux Mint 14 64bit Cinnamon. I followed your guide to get Xen up and running, minus the networking, since I already had Internet in the VM. I made another Windows VM for testing, and it worked fine, no bluescreens like last time.

Ended up formatting off fedora and then expanding my LVM windows volume. Pretty happy to be back in something in the Debian ecosystem.
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Yeah, I didn't really understand LVM, but after reading up a bit it all makes sense now.
As far as mint, I used Linux Mint 14 64bit Cinnamon. I followed your guide to get Xen up and running, minus the networking, since I already had Internet in the VM. I made another Windows VM for testing, and it worked fine, no bluescreens like last time.
Ended up formatting off fedora and then expanding my LVM windows volume. Pretty happy to be back in something in the Debian ecosystem.

I'm glad to hear that you made it work. Linux Mint 14 makes things a little easier, compared to LM13. I'm in the same boat as you are, and feel a lot more comfortable in the Debian/Ubuntu/LM environment.

I've been playing a little with this http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918 today in the hope to produce a Linux Mint USB stick that boots right into Xen, sort of as a first step to make this whole thing a little easier. I know dizzy4 is working on something probably more advanced, but I still would like to give it a try with Linux Mint.

The first ISO/USB stick I produced boots fine, just not into Xen blushsmiley.gif. Now I'm on my second trial.

P.S.: If you or anyone else needs some backup scripts, or a domU start script that checks if the domU is already running or not (instead of just quitting when it does run), let me know and I post some links to them.
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Whoever makes the live cd, i'll be the first to try it. tongue.gif

I tried my hand at getting this to run, my linux level isnt much as I mostly messed around the dd-wrt routers. I got it to install fine, got xen running (I think), restarted and chose xen. Created my vm and the only thing I couldnt get to work was PCI passthrough. I only have one graphics card atm, but I was planning on getting a second card so I can run two VM's with passthrough. Thats actually the main reason I tried this. lol

Anyway I couldnt get it to work after a day of tinkering, so for now I will be going back to windows.
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So if my motherboard doesn't support VT-d I will not be able to successfully attempt this?

(Great guide, by the way. Can't believe it's been floating around for a year and I am just seeing it for the first time tongue.gif)

I'm definitely interested in getting a linux VM up and running. What are my options?
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I'm glad to hear that you made it work. Linux Mint 14 makes things a little easier, compared to LM13. I'm in the same boat as you are, and feel a lot more comfortable in the Debian/Ubuntu/LM environment.
I've been playing a little with this http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918 today in the hope to produce a Linux Mint USB stick that boots right into Xen, sort of as a first step to make this whole thing a little easier. I know dizzy4 is working on something probably more advanced, but I still would like to give it a try with Linux Mint.
The first ISO/USB stick I produced boots fine, just not into Xen blushsmiley.gif. Now I'm on my second trial.
P.S.: If you or anyone else needs some backup scripts, or a domU start script that checks if the domU is already running or not (instead of just quitting when it does run), let me know and I post some links to them.
I think i might play with getting this to work on Debian now. If I can, I might have to tinker with making a Live Cd of it after I finish working on my new Adonis Linux Beta. Sounds like It could be a fun project.
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So if my motherboard doesn't support VT-d I will not be able to successfully attempt this?
(Great guide, by the way. Can't believe it's been floating around for a year and I am just seeing it for the first time tongue.gif)
I'm definitely interested in getting a linux VM up and running. What are my options?
That is correct. Said to say, unless you want to tinker around with getting a modified bios for your mobo not much else you can do but get a new one. I'm using an Asrock Z77 Pro3 and I love it.
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Whoever makes the live cd, i'll be the first to try it. tongue.gif
I tried my hand at getting this to run, my linux level isnt much as I mostly messed around the dd-wrt routers. I got it to install fine, got xen running (I think), restarted and chose xen. Created my vm and the only thing I couldnt get to work was PCI passthrough. I only have one graphics card atm, but I was planning on getting a second card so I can run two VM's with passthrough. Thats actually the main reason I tried this. lol
Anyway I couldnt get it to work after a day of tinkering, so for now I will be going back to windows.
What graphics card where you using, and where you doing it with fedora, like in the guide?
And like I said above, might play with making a Live Cd myself. thumb.gif
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I think i might play with getting this to work on Debian now. If I can, I might have to tinker with making a Live Cd of it after I finish working on my new Adonis Linux Beta. Sounds like It could be a fun project.
That is correct. Said to say, unless you want to tinker around with getting a modified bios for your mobo not much else you can do but get a new one. I'm using an Asrock Z77 Pro3 and I love it.
What graphics card where you using, and where you doing it with fedora, like in the guide?
And like I said above, might play with making a Live Cd myself. thumb.gif

I was using fedora 16 at first and then i tried 17 as well. Pretty much the same. The problem I've been getting with passthrough was something along the lines of "pci backend and pci-stub dont own the device" or something along those lines.
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I was using fedora 16 at first and then i tried 17 as well. Pretty much the same. The problem I've been getting with passthrough was something along the lines of "pci backend and pci-stub dont own the device" or something along those lines.
Was that when you where trying to attach them/start the vm?
I got that message as well for my motherboard audio and I just had to run the following command and it worked:
Code:
[nyxcharon@dom0 ~]$ sudo virsh nodedev-dettach pci_0000_01_00_0
Device pci_0000_01_00_0 detached
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Was that when you where trying to attach them/start the vm?
I got that message as well for my motherboard audio and I just had to run the following command and it worked:
Code:
[nyxcharon@dom0 ~]$ sudo virsh nodedev-dettach pci_0000_01_00_0
Device pci_0000_01_00_0 detached

Yeah it was when I was gonna start a VM. I did the detach command too for the gpu, it worked since my screen went black but then I couldn't see what I was doing. tongue.gif
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Yeah it was when I was gonna start a VM. I did the detach command too for the gpu, it worked since my screen went black but then I couldn't see what I was doing. tongue.gif

haha yeah, that's the thing. A script could handle this well I am sure. You can try:
Code:
sudo virsh nodedev-dettach pci_xxxx_xx_xx_x && sudo xm create win7a.sxp

the two ampersands separate the commands and will execute them both.
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So if my motherboard doesn't support VT-d I will not be able to successfully attempt this?
(Great guide, by the way. Can't believe it's been floating around for a year and I am just seeing it for the first time tongue.gif)
I'm definitely interested in getting a linux VM up and running. What are my options?

If you run Windows and want to have a Linux VM, you can always use VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/). That's probably the easiest way.

The guide presented by dizzy4 talks about installing Windows as a VM on a Linux/Xen machine. In the example given you will be running Fedora 16 as your main OS (administrative domain or dom0 in Xen talk), and Windows as a virtual machine or domU. The special thing about dizzy4's guide is that you will be able to run Windows with almost no performance penalty compared to a regular install. The trickiest part is getting Windows to directly communicate with the graphics card, a technology called VGA passthrough.

There are much simpler ways to test or get a better feel of a particular Linux distribution, just download a live CD/DVD ISO image and put it on a USB stick using unetbootin (also available for Windows). Then you can boot the USB stick and play with the distro - no need to install until you are settled with your choice.

I may have totally misunderstood you and I don't mean to offend you or anyone else here by explaining some basics, but since you asked about running a Linux VM I thought this could help.

Edit: Another way would be to use Microsoft Hyper-V and install Linux on that. Microsoft even published PV drivers for Linux - well, they sort of had to do it, since Microsoft (perhaps illegally) used open source GPL-ed code without adhering to the license agreement. Search for it - it's worth reading about.
Edited by powerhouse - 12/25/12 at 5:13am
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