Virtual PC 2004 Linux Additions

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Jose Luis DelaCruz, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Im installing suse Linux how do I get the additions for
    Jose Luis DelaCruz, Feb 13, 2004
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  2. Unless a third party has written some - then there aren't any.


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  3. Jose Luis DelaCruz

    pml Guest

    You can download time sync daemon for Linux (for VPC 5.2) here:
    The source code is fairly well documented.

    If it doesn't work under VPC 2004, it either has to be running under "ring
    0" (rewritten as a loadable kernel module), or rewritten using VPC 2004
    "security enhanced" method (I guess Microsoft need to either publish the
    specs for the additions or rewrite the get-time part in the source code).
    pml, Feb 15, 2004
  4. Jose Luis DelaCruz

    pml Guest

    Display and mouse do work, though not seamlessly, so there is no desperate
    need of special display or mouse driver for VPC, but well why not, but
    someone has to write them; unfortunately I don't know how to write low level
    drivers for linux. .

    Ont thing that would be nice if fixed, for usability reasons, that VPC
    would work even in "24"-bit mode. It doesn't have to look pretty in 24 bit
    mode, just enough to navigate through (or exit) a graphical interface to
    change to 16 or 32 bit. I guess that many beginners are trapped in 24-bit
    mode and don't now what to do from there.

    Another thing to consider would be to include the 5.2 version, make it
    downloadable to licensed users, or include it as a "emulation engine" (don't
    know if it's techically possible) in cases where newer version is not
    practically usable (too slow or doesn't work).

    A third thing would be to include an OS like Win98 "MSDOS" in the same way
    as DOS2000 (hard disk image) and a bootable floppy image, and that the
    floppy image would inlude CD-ROM-driver, format and fdisk utilities (in
    order to prepare the hard disk for OS:es that assumes a formatted hard disk
    and/or does not ship on bootable CDs). I guess it's not possible to include
    the (IBM) DOS2000 anymore because it's a product made by a third party. An
    advantage of win98 is that it's HIMEM.SYS can handle more than 64 MByte
    memory (though it's unlikely a DOS program needs it).
    pml, Feb 16, 2004
  5. Jose Luis DelaCruz

    td Guest

    welcome to the wonderful world of linux

    td, Feb 18, 2004
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