Success/failure reports installing Windows 7 beta in VirtualBox on Slackware 12.2 ?
I successfully downloaded 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso from Microsoft. Just curious to see what it looks like.
I plan to install it in VirtualBox using SlackBuilds from slackbuilds.org.
Any report about success or failure in doing that will be appreciated, so that I do not waste too much time in fulfilling this _self_assigned_but_not_really_urgent_nor_essential_task_
Thanks in advance for your testimonies and clues :cool:
al@p3srv:/mnt/sata/iso$ lsg 700
al@p3srv:/mnt/sata/iso$ cat /etc/slackware-version
(right now I'm on) Pent III Supermicro serverworks chip dual cpu box
Tomorrow I up my E6750 Intel dual core on an Asus P45 Intel chipset motherboard. Then, on goes Slackware 12.2
Then KVM er uh probably VirtualBox first (I guess).
And then, well, I be not the only one curious if the above will run in a VM . . .
I installed VirtualBox 2.1.2 using the Slackbuilds provided by ppr:kut @ slackbuilds.org and could install Windows 7 beta 1 in it and run it.
I got the VirtualBox binary (which worked ot-of-the box, while I couldn't get VirtualBox working via a SlackBuild script).
So now I've got Windows 7 running too. :)
What do you think of it (W7)?
I was successful in installing and running VirtualBox 2.1.4 with the SlackBuilds provided by Heinz @ slackbuilds.org (OSE edition) but ended up installing the PUEL edition instead as there is not support for USB in the OSE edition as of today.
At first, to my eyes Windows 7 beta seems to have a cleaner GUI than Vista (wich I had to use on a very few occasions) but I can't say much about it.
In fact I only needed it because I wanted to install the driver for an USB to VGA adapter I bought and for which there is no Linux driver yet. At least that works ;)
For me it's just playing around a bit. ;)
My 2 cents: W7 is faster and less irritating than Vista, and it looks nice. My network configuration (static IP) was automatically configured properly without me adjusting anything, which surprised me.
Further more, the looks have been heavily inspired by Mac OS X and KDE 4, if you ask me. Internet Explorer 8 is a disaster in my opinion (well, when you're used to Firefox or Opera). Like always: Windows tries to think for you (and I don't like that ;) ).
It's leaner and less irritating than Vista and more secure than XP, so I guess Windows 7 users make a step forward.
On the other hand: it's clear that MS has lost it from Apple and KDE as it comes to "userfriendly" and "good looks".
Hi. I just now got the Win 7 beta up in KVM
Dual core Intel E6750
8GB ram. 750 GB sata
Slack-Current kernel source compiled on Slack 12.2 with huge memory support -- 126.96.36.199 has KVM module/driver built in kernel (the slack-current generic-smp config)
compiled, got that kernel running (on Slackware 12.2), then
DL KVM 84 source
DL KVM 83 build script from slackbuilds.org
did a few slight mods to that build script.
then used that to build KVM 84 for Slack 12.2 as it exists here, running 188.8.131.52 kernel
then installed that (KVM) package
then created an empty qcow image file
and made sure that my Samba (smb file sys service) is running
then installed Win 7 into said qcow file
KVM is smart enough that it auto got both the internet and the (host's) Samba shares access working for Win 7
Very successful so far. Win 7 runs rather fast. But I did dedicate 2047 (2GB) of ram.
Does anyone have any more around to_its to spare to me? (fancys getting even more things off of the back burner)
glad you have it working in KVM.
I will try that too.
For now I have Slackware-current and Windows 7 beta running through VirtualBox in Slackware 12 (not as the same time as I have not enough resources in my laptop: only 1 GB memory and a 80 GB HD).
I could try to install another Windows 7 in Slackware-current through KVM. Not sure that this "a VM in a VM" way would lead to success though ;)
I'd better do it on my "real" laptop; I already installed a 2.6.29 kernel so there should be no real problem but for some performance issue.
Do you have USB working in Windows 7 through KVM ? In fact this the only feature I need (see my last post on this thread).
EDIT. Unfortunately it won't work as my CPU (Intel Pentium M) is not VT capable :(
But, here, with the setup I shared, Win 7 runs just like as if its right on the hardware of a moderately powerful pentium 4 desktop box (it's not -- it's the guest in KVM -- Slack is the host). I Got W!n right where it belongs -- where **I** am in control -- where **I** run the show
Win 7 screen res don't go any higher than 1024x768 (probably a limitation of the Qemu that KVM uses) (hint: Qemu furnishes certain "hardware" [the virtualized kind] to the guest).
This setup will not be for everyone. But it serves my need very very well.
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