Fedora 13 KVM setup with Windows XP as guest OS
Posted on 2010-08-18
I am in the process of installing Fedora 13 on Dell Vostro 200 with E8400 Core 2 Duo processor
as my development desktop workstation.
After installing Fedora 13 64bit from install DVD, I want to setup KVM for hardware based virtualization so that I can install Win XP as guest OS.
I must be able to quickly switch between Fedora and XP. If Win XP crashes or becomes corrupt due to virus etc. I must be able to remove XP and re-install XP quickly without affecting Fedora installation in any way. If I want I can remove XP and install Windows 7 as guest OS without affecting Fedora.
Please answer with comments from your actual experience if above requirements be met with the setup proposed above?
Or I am better off installing XP and Fedora as dual boot system without any virtulization?
If I have development web application running in Fedora on localhost:
127.0.0.1:8383/myproj/action is the URL I can put in a web browser in Fedora and see the results of my application. The question is is it possible to switch to Win XP and open a browser there and enter the same URL above and see my application results? If so what kind of setup I need to do to achieve that?