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Chris is a Software Engineering Master's student at Tartu University, with a Enterprise specialization. He has industry experience developing and operating massively scaled web applications.

Xen and VirtualBox: Oil and Water

Today I needed to start a couple of long-lived jobs running in VirtualBox instances. The images are 64bit, and the only spare host we have around is Xen with a Debian Squeeze dom0. OK I thought, let’s give VirtualBox on Xen a go. I downloaded the Debian 4.0.4 package from the VirtualBox site and attempted installation. The process failed with an error message to the effect “VirtualBox installation on Xen not possible.” Frack.

A web perusal turned up several relevant threads:

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=35&start=0

http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/203

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