Ubuntu 8.04 and Xen for Win XP guest?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 29 02:20:50 UTC 2008

On 05/28/2008 05:10 PM, Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> Caleb Marcus wrote:
>> I have had good results with VirtualBox.
> Me too. It was easy to set up the virtual environment and easy to
> install my old copy of WinXP.
>> On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 01:55 +0300, Mihamina Rakotomandimby (R12y)
>> wrote:
>>> Hi, Ubuntu 7.10 and Xen has been a bit painfull for me. Does some
>>> user have experience on setting up an HVM Windows XP guest on a
>>> Ubuntu 8.04 host? Could that one please post some feedback of the
>>> setup?
> My only unresolved issue is getting access to my 2 USB printers from
> within the virtual. Other than that its working well for the couple of
> "must have" windows apps I use.

For USB support you need to install the non-OSE version.

To get USB support, you need the PUEL version. Via the GUI, there is an
option to enable USB.

What they don't mention there is that you should add the USB in fstab.
Here is mine:

## usbfs is the USB group in fstab file:
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=124,devmode=664 0 0

Good info here:

Start at:
Setup VirtualBox USB Support

Note: I had problems with networking in 1.6.0 and fellback to 1.5.6. I'd
wait for 1.6.2 were I you.


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