Unfortunately things are extremely hectic at my job, and I have not had any time to look into it further. I think the VMware chainload method will just have to be the way it is for now. Nice to know that GRUB can boot it though.

Right now I’m looking into VDI solutions at work, though, so I’m still focused on virtualization.

Also, one thing to note about Xen which I am not happy about - they don’t have Point-in-Time snapshots as of yet…(you can do it via a hack, but).