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Old 06-20-2007, 05:29 PM   #16
perlhacker14
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On FreeDOS...


To Emerson or any Others who tried FreeDOS: Just out of Curiousity, how did you configure FreeDOS to run in VirtualBox? When I tried it, the installation never booted, and in the end I gave up?
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:12 PM   #17
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I had VirtualBox 1.3.8 installed, I let it boot the FreeDOS ISO image from hard disk, I never burned it to the CDR. I was fascinated when I saw all the network tools, games (Doom!) and the GUI!
 
Old 06-27-2007, 09:05 AM   #18
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I just finished installing Slackware 1.1.2. Boy, that was fun (and tricky). First the cd_boot floppy has to be used so you can set the hd geometry because it doesn't work with disks that have more than 16 heads. I used a 500M disk with 1024 cylinders,16 heads,63 sectors. The boot floppy doesn't recognize the CD device so installation had to be from HD or floppy. I did floppies using img files. One must be particularly careful when downloading such files from a Windows computer. A lot of my files had txt extensions attached where there should be none, and all of the .tgz files ended in .gz. After fixing that it installed properly, but LILO had to be reconfigured to append a line to set the disk geometry to the same as used for installing.

Surprisingly, not much is different. Sure, Slackware has more packages and features now, but the core and command line functions haven't changed much at all. adduser is very much the same, su is more like knoppix in that it doesn't ask for root's password, it has emacs and joe for text editing, /sbin/shutdown is the same. It has XFree 2.0 and FVMW but I haven't tried it yet.

I plan to attempt OS/2 2.0 and Warp4 soon.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 09:44 AM   #19
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Anybody knows how/if it is possible to get Nokia PC Suite working with XP in VirtualBox or any other virtual machine?
Didn't have any luck there so far.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 09:48 AM   #20
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I tried to use the Samsung equivalent with my Virtual XP installation, and just plugging the phone in via the USB port caused my whole machine to crash - I had to reset manually, which was a reassuringly unfamiliar experience, and therefore not much fun! That suite of programs is the only reason I still have a Windows partition.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 04:55 PM   #21
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Could it be some sort of conflict between the kernel of your host trying to access it at the same time as the Windows guest?
 
Old 06-27-2007, 05:17 PM   #22
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At first I tried installing the Samsung studio thing with wine, and when I plugged in the phone, it locked my laptop up. I thought I'd try installing it into my Virtual XP instead, but it did the same thing. Since then I've not tried again because I've installed the software onto my work PC.

If I remember correctly, there weren't any messages in the logs either. It was weird.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 07:32 PM   #23
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Don`t know about Samsung but it might be something similar:

My cell (Nokia) gets automatically mounted as mass storage via usb on the Linux host.
Way it looks like the virtual machine can`t access it as anything else than the thing that it was mounted for by the host.
I could probably make it a shared folder and the XP install would see something then - thinking about it I might just give that a shot just to see what happens.
I don`t have any crashes though.

Problem is that this won`t help me a thing when I want to update the firmware of the cell.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 08:24 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crashmeister
Problem is that this won`t help me a thing when I want to update the firmware of the cell.
In what circumstances does one need to update the firmware of one's phone?

I've never understood why people are obsessed with having the latest firmware on all their devices.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 08:38 PM   #25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rkelsen
In what circumstances does one need to update the firmware of one's phone?

I've never understood why people are obsessed with having the latest firmware on all their devices.
If you really still use slackware 7.0 I can see your point

Anyway - not like it`s any of your business - my cell came with a 1.xx firmware and the latest version is 3.xx and guess what - with 1.xx the wifi is unusable for voip because it can`t do NAT transversal and with 3.xx it works like a beauty.To make things even worse I had to debrand it and give it a new Imei because my carrier loves to have people pay for international calls on the cell network.

Strange anyway - this is the last place where I figured I find people that hate updating software.

Anyway - back to topic;enough of the thread hijacking.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 08:57 PM   #26
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Quote:
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If you really still use slackware 7.0 I can see your point
Heh. No comment.
Quote:
Originally Posted by crashmeister
Anyway - not like it`s any of your business
You're right. I'm sorry. It's just that this was the first I've heard of someone wanting to do this to a phone.
 
Old 06-27-2007, 10:01 PM   #27
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Those carriers are sneaky - they sell you the thing but if they can do anything to keep you from using voip over wifi they will.Same goes for data.Mine had the crippled firmware on it and a code that tells you that there is no new firmware available.
It`s not that I like to screw around with that stuff but what can you do....
 
Old 06-28-2007, 09:21 PM   #28
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Using VMWare on Fedora 7 ...

1. I'm currently virtualizing my Windows web server.
2. I test other versions of Linux to see what the differences are, in my quest to learn more about each distro.
 
Old 07-18-2007, 08:35 PM   #29
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Has anybody tested QEMU or VirtualBox on a AMD64? Mine is a Athlon64 3000+.

I'm running openSUSE 10.2 (64bit), Debian 4 (64bit) and I'm thinking of installing Slackware 12 (oh, I forgot, I also have a WinXP partition). I am seriously considering virtualization but I'm not really sure what to use.

I'm still trying to figure out what should I use for a base OS. I have a pure 64bit - the Debian, a multilib - the openSUSE, and a pure 32bit - the Slackware. I'm kind of partial to the Debian since it was my first Linux but I'm not sure if everything will run as it should.

Any recommendations?

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