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Re: xen considerations

On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 08:58:55AM +1100, Giles Lean wrote:
> Michael Kell Jensen <> wrote:
> > My goal is to have Netbsd as Dom0 and on another partition(or two)
> > i would install windows and linux, ...
> Windows is not available for Xen.  (The way Xen works is that the
> operating system kernel is modified; Microsoft did do a research port
> of one version of Windows to Xen, but it wasn't made available.)
> I think you'll find you need one of the full virtualisation products
> that can run unmodified operating systems; the best known of these is
> VMware, which in its "workstation" version can use Linux or Windows
> as the host operating system.

Xen is also one of them :) And it works with a NetBSD dom0. All you need
is a CPU with virtualisation extentions.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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