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wagscat123 12-06-2012 04:39 PM

Old Linuxes in VBox
Hi all,

I have a strange addiction old old Linuxes. Whenever I try to run any Linux distro from before about 2002 my graphics don't work. SuSE (at least with SaX2 and as far back as 7.1, but I haven't tested anything older) seems to be the only exception. Red Hat Linux and Slackware never give me a GUI before 7.3 and 8/0 respectivly. Know any tricks or special configs? I know its a long shot.

snowpine 12-06-2012 07:51 PM

You can find a list of supported Guest OS's here:

jefro 12-06-2012 08:34 PM

Might be easier to use qemu.

I suspect that you might be able to get vesa to work in virtualbox. Even virtual displays offer vesa. Most of the older distro's offer vesa support.

wagscat123 12-24-2012 02:00 PM

Sorry I haven't replied... Free time is 0+1/∞. I tried some things - VESA only seems to work in DemoLinux. Would copying the X configuration file from an older one work, or would it not work?

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