On 10/29/07, Abhishek Daga <daga.abhishek(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/29/07, Dinesh Shah <dineshah(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/28/07, jtd <> wrote:
On Friday 26 October 2007 13:04, Dinesh Shah
Which stable VMs are available for running Linux
as guest OS on
Windows XP host?
You mean XP as guest on lnux host. Running XP as host is a bad idea.
Some times you have to use and support bad ideas. ;)
--Dinesh Shah :-)
Finally decided to go with virtualbox. the version available through
synaptic ( 6.06) has some issues though. dependency issues. I tried
fixing those, but it kept saying "kernel complete failed" and virtual
office will not start.
So followed another instruction set where i downloaded the dapper version
from the virtualbox repository..
before dkpging this, i had to install the kernel source and then the
virtualbox package and it all worked fine.
Installed virtualbox. Worked fine. Then tried win98SE as guest OS. failed
miserably. just didnt go beyond setup.
Then tried winxpsp2 and it installed ok....
Messed up my resolution even for ubuntu host. would not go beyond 640x480.
Had to do a rebuild for xorg.conf and it restored the resolution.
applications run fine. sound worked well. chose the OSS sound card.
What has not worked yet is the LAN/internet through the guest OS.
I like the "work seamlessly" feature in virtualbox. Still there are issues
with the resolutions and its a pain to fiddle around each time with the
resolutions to get a true full screen. but speed wise, it was fine.
Guest 10 GB with 256 MB.
Host original was 512 MB.
Now trying to install QEMU on a 7.10 desktop edition AMD64.