Noob needing questions answered

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Darth Haxor, May 21, 2007.

  1. Darth Haxor

    Darth Haxor Guest

    I need an answer to the following question please.

    I don't really understand how exactly VPC works. Can I boot another OS on
    another partition and/or physical disk through VPC? For instance, if I have
    Linux installed on a partition on another physical disk, can VPC boot it up?
    Darth Haxor, May 21, 2007
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  2. No, VPC is not a boot manager. You do not use partitioning and multibooting
    to use other operating systems with VPC. VPC manages virtual machines
    (called guests) on your real computer (called the host). Instead of
    partitioning and rebooting into the other operating system you simply start
    a virtual machine from your host desktop and it runs in its own window on
    the desktop. This means that you can run both the host and one or more
    guests at the same time without any reboots. The virtual machines exist as
    data files on your host's file system rather than as partitions on your
    computer's disk system.
    Colin Barnhorst, May 21, 2007
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  3. Darth Haxor

    Darth Haxor Guest

    Not to be rude, but that's not very helpful.
    How do I get the other OSes on to VPC?
    Can I virtualize installations of other OSes that I have on other drives
    into data files that VPC can run?
    Darth Haxor, May 21, 2007
  4. Not helpful? You asked how VPC works and if you use it to boot into other
    operating systems on your computer. I answered that. I said "No, VPC is
    not a boot manager" and explained what VPC is for.

    You have now asked an additional question and the answer to that is that if
    you can image the partition that the other operating system is on you should
    be able to create a virtual machine from that image just like you would when
    moving the image from one physical machine to another. However, if it is an
    operating system that is licensed under the GPL then it is probably simpler
    to just install it in a vm from scratch and transfer data files using
    intermediate storage.

    As Mark tells you in his reply, you can install an operating system in a
    virtual machine in exactly the same way you do on a physical machine.

    Colin Barnhorst, May 21, 2007
  5. As an additional note, VPC cannot run an OS that is installed in a partition
    on the computer. It can only run an OS that is installed in a virtual hard
    drive file or can be run from media such as Knoppix.

    Colin Barnhorst, May 21, 2007
  6. Darth Haxor

    Darth Haxor Guest

    Thanks, I finally understand, I think... LOL
    Darth Haxor, May 22, 2007
  7. Darth Haxor

    Darth Haxor Guest

    Wow! That was really helpful. Thank you.
    The Dark Lord of the Sith is indebted to you. :)
    Darth Haxor, May 22, 2007
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    ribers Guest

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  9. Darth Haxor

    MikeD Guest

    I've no idea why you're replying to the post you did (your question doesn't
    seem at all relevant to the original post), nor why you're even posting to
    THIS newsgroup. What does your question have to do with Microsoft Virtual

    MikeD, Aug 25, 2010
  10. Then why reply to it, idiot.

    Dave U. Random, Aug 25, 2010
  11. Darth Haxor

    MikeD Guest

    And why did you reply to my post? You seem like the idiot to me. My reply
    was to let him know he's asking his question in the wrong newsgroup. Your
    post was just to be an ass.

    MikeD, Aug 25, 2010
  12. Proof that you're a clueless wanker noted.

    Anonymous Remailer (austria), Aug 25, 2010
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