Virtualisation on F7

John Lagrue jlagrue at
Sun Jun 10 12:25:09 UTC 2007

I have read the docs. They however don't seem to say a lot and only
really talk about installing a F7 guest. I have no need of an F7 guest
- I'm running it already, so don't need a second copy. But I do want a
Windows guest, but the docs are of little use at all.

I joined the feora-xen list but it's pretty inactive, and my questions
get few anwers, if any.

My question is pretty simple. How do I install a windows. centos or
ubuntu guest using my local CD and allowing it to access the net?

On 10/06/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at> wrote:
> John Lagrue wrote:
> > All the press releases seemed to be making a big fuss about
> > virtualisation on Fedora 7 when it was pushed out last week. But
> > having investigated it I have to admit to being very disappointed
> > indeed.
> >
> > I need to run Windows guests so (as I understand it) Xen is out of the
> > question.
> >
> > So I use the new sparkly Virtual Machine Manager to set up and install
> > a Windows guest only to find it doesn't work! As soon as the guest
> > tries to reboot it loses any knowledge of the CDROM; and there's
> > nothing in the Manager to configure one.
> >
> > I manage to work my way around this by running qemu from the command
> > line (which sems to conflict somehow the the VMM as it doesn't see the
> > now running guest OS) only to find that networking just doesn't
> > happen!
> >
> > The VMM has no mechanisms for configuring networking, and most of the
> > rest of the info I can find is to do with Xen - which I already know I
> > can't run.
> >
> > Does anybody know if there is any documentation about this stuff? I
> > certainly can't find anything that is not months if not years old.
> >
> > I realise that I could install VMWare (and then rebuild my kernel) but
> > given that Fedora was launched with such a song and dance about
> > virtualisation I would rather use the new tools. If they worked!
> See Questions can be directed to
> fedora-xen list.
> Rahul
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