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Old 08-12-2008, 12:27 AM   #1
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CentOS in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007


Hi there,

I have recently tried to work on my Linux skills using CentOS 5.2 in a Virtual PC. During the setup I was forced to use the text mode installation, as the video mode did not appear to work correctly.

Now the installation process has completed the default run level is 3. I would like to change this to 5, however are unsure of how to configure the system to the correct video settings. Given my limited knowledge of Linux, I don't want to boot in run level 5, with no video output.

Has anyone done this before in a virtual environment? if so, can you provide some assistance as to how to setting the GUI settings etc?

thanks in advance.

cheers,
 
Old 08-12-2008, 12:46 AM   #2
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Well, you'll need to set the video settings, so we need to know the motherboard, graphics card specs to advise you. Also the screen specs.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the fast reply. I am running this VM on an IBM x60 running on an Intel 945 Video chipset. I would have thought I would need to install the virtual hardware within the Virtual PC?

What files would need to be run/edited for this?

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Old 08-12-2008, 01:46 AM   #4
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MS VPC does not really support Linux. It appears to work more or less but it has its quirks. Why not use something that is a bit more Linux friendly? Virtualbox? VMWare?
If you decide to stick with it, you'll need to get the equivalent of VMWare Tools, a set of extra drivers for the virtual pc - but I can't tell you whether such a thing exists at all.

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Resolved.

All that was necessary was to change the colour depth from 24 to 16 in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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Old 08-12-2008, 09:21 PM   #6
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actually you're right, the mouse integration doesn't really work. Oh well. Thanks for this responses.

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