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Old 08-23-2004, 11:01 AM   #1
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Cool Installing SuSE 9.1 on a PowerBook G4 using Virtual PC!

Hi! May be trying the impossible but I am attempting to install SuSE 9.1 on a PowerBook running Mac OS X 10.3 and the latest version of Virtual PC. Im basically wondering if anyone else has managed to get Linux running under VPC - I have downloaded the ISO and burned it to a CD as an ISO image using Toast. In Virtual PC I have added a new operating system and selected the Linux option. Now I am stuck! So far I can't get it to recognise the CD when trying to install/use the Linux PC in VPC. It gives the option to boot from CD or Floppy. I have selected CD but thats where it ends. Has anyone got any version of Linux running on a Mac under VPC - if so how?! Thanks in advance.
Old 08-24-2004, 06:30 AM   #2
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I havent tried this on a mac but with MS Virtual PC under Windows and I must say that SuSE does not work that well with any virtual pc's. I couldn't get it working either. Try Mandrake./
Old 08-24-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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It should work with any distro, if I remember correctly once you power on the virtual pc, by default the cd-rom is not connected, make sure it's enabled.
Old 09-10-2004, 11:24 PM   #4
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Actually I have gotten Suse 9.1 to work on MS VPC. Quite frankly it does not work very well under the OS X system, but if you have 9.2.2 Suse does work.

I have not figured out why, but under Mac OS 9.2.2, Suse works very well, the performance is nothing to brag about, but it better than it is under OS X. The movements are more fluid, programs open faster, it is not that bad.

I don't know if this is what you wanted to hear, but this is my experience and I have a Dual 1.25GHz G4 with 1 Gig of RAM.

Old 09-10-2004, 11:28 PM   #5
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Oops, almost forgot, you can't put Suse in full screen mode, it will crash then. And during installation don't try to modify anything, just tell it to do installation, and when it says to click the OK button click it.

that's all, for now. I will continue to post any bugs I find, though.


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