Installing on a XenServer


It should be easy: download the CD image and install. However you’ll end up with following message:

The bootloader for this VM returned an error — did the VM installation succeed? UNSUPPORTED_INSTAL_METHOD

I asked Google and found a solution:

  1. find the UUID of this machine. It’s listed on the General page of your XenCenter or you can find out by asking the console for
    xe vm-list
  2. set correct booting parameters by typing in:
    xe vm-param-set uuid=[Virtual Machine UUID] HVM-boot-policy=BIOS\ order HVM-boot-params:order=dc
  3. have fun!

Where to get the badstore CD from? Well, surf to However: be patient, this website appears to be down more often than up. I own a CD for version 2.1. I can give it to my friends (i.e. former students) if required. There is a manual on this CD. I found this manual also from here.

The last problem to overcome is a bad one: all links on badstore point to some URLs on, and there is a java script forwarding you to I guess you want to fix it using your a NetScaler? So use rewriting policies. We all know how to do this! No? here’s the solution!

Ok. An other suggestion: Add a DNS zone for to your DNS server. This will do the trick for you

Have fun!

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Johannes Norz

Johannes Norz is a Citrix Certified Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA), Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI) and Citrix Certified Expert on Application Delivery and Security.

He frequently works for Citrix international Consulting Services and several education centres all around the globe.


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