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Can i run a Linux system inside VirtualBox or VMware , with xen kernel ? It's not intended for a real server or production workplace , just to learn the configuration of XEN.

BTW: target computer supports Intel VT feature

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It is possible. But you won't be able to run xen hvm domains (because it requires hardware virtualization, that is not available inside of virtual machine). Only PV domains.

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  • be sure to use "clocksource=pit" to boot (at least for Linux 3.0+ kernels). VirtualBox and/or VMware might have the ability to passthrough the VT-x features to a guest, which would allow nested HVM guests. Dec 24 '11 at 5:09
  • how do you set clocksource=pit ? Feb 7 '12 at 16:52

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