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16th November 2007, 07:10 AM
I upgrade from 7 to 8 by yum.
the icon of 'virtual machine manager' is disappeared in the menu.
and it doesn't work after input of root password in popuped window.
when i run it in terminal, i escaped after following error message.

(virt-manager.py:5301): Gdk-WARNING **: DESKTOP_STARTUP_ID contains invalid UTF-8
I have a one virtual machine of WinXP, installed in fedora 7.
How can i recover that virtual machine?

my machine has intel core2quad cpu. and the os is 64-bit.
version of kernel-xen is 2.6.21-2950.fc8, and the error message printed with this kernel.
virt-manager doesn't work without any error massage with pure kernel, version of

in the winXP, installed by virtual machine, has very important things for me.

17th November 2007, 10:50 PM
Use the Xen commands directly, such as xm.

19th November 2007, 05:55 AM
Would you show me how to start VM via xm?
The VM of windows XP is saved as a image file, /opt/winXPsp2.

21st November 2007, 06:25 AM
I don't know, the syntax is in the man page.

Presumably you can restore xen domains you have saved previously.

21st November 2007, 07:14 AM
Unfortunately, I cannot find how to launch my VM saved as a file, /opt/winXPsp2.
The xm command uses domain-id.
Command xm -list shows only physical machine, seems to be Fedora 8 what I am using.
I need more googling or something.

Anyway, It was good guide that there's a alternative.