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Old 02-05-2004, 10:59 PM   #1
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Virtual PC 2004

I have Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and have tried running Knoppix on it and it runs pretty well. I have run it from the cd and an ISO image. I also have tried RH 9 and it works from the CLI but the GUI doesn't work at all. I am wondering if anyone here has tried running linux on MVPC 2K4 and what are the distro's that work best.
Old 02-08-2004, 12:52 AM   #2
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How much did you spend on MS's product? Sounds worthless to me if it can't emulate a PC properly. (as I recall, MS was peddling the product, saying you could run any MS OS on it - knowing Microsoft and their history, as I've used non-MS OSes in the past on PCs, namely OS/2, Microsoft probably built their VirtualPC to cause problems with Linux and other non-MS OSes. MS's history is full of examples where they do things to trip up the competition or make it difficult for their products to run under Windows.)

Just a thought or two. Maybe MS's product really is reliable and the Linux distro is crummy... but somehow I don't see that being the case. I'd get a refund if I were you and try out VMware, though I'd rather try a third option if one was available... (vmware, at least under Linux, isn't always reliable...)

On edit - inclusion of "properly" by 'emulate a PC'.

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Old 02-27-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
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I've had pretty good succes with VPC and installing Linux. I've gotten Mandrake 9.2 up, as well as Fedora-Core 1. Slackware is giving me fits, though. I couldn't get Debian net install to work, but I think that was a network config issue.


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