Virtual PC running Linux-RedHat and Windows 2003

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Bahman J., Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Bahman J.

    Bahman J. Guest

    This might be an old subject, but does anybody know if we
    can run Linux Red-Hat (7.2) and windows 2003 on the same
    machine running virtual PC? Any issues???
    Thanks....
    Bahman J.
     
    Bahman J., Nov 24, 2003
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  2. Bahman J.

    Bahman J. Guest

    Actually more genereic question is "can we run linux and
    windows on virtual PC"...
     
    Bahman J., Nov 24, 2003
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  3. Bahman J.

    SJ Guest

    You can run as many guests as you have disk space and RAM for, up to
    the theoretical limit of 32.

    so the generic answer is yes, you can run RH7.2 and W2K3 VMs on a
    Windows PC running VPC.
     
    SJ, Nov 24, 2003
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  4. Bahman J.

    Guest Guest

    If it's any help, I've got two (slightly different)
    installations of Red Hat 9.0 and one of Windows Longhorn
    running side by side on a Windows XP Pro box. It all
    works very nicely.
     
    Guest, Nov 25, 2003
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  5. Bahman J.

    Sam Stern Guest

    Yes you can. I currently have RH 6.2, Slackware 9, Openbsd
    3.3, Freebsd 4.9 and a small host of MSDN OS's (Win98-
    2003) in Virtual PC. On your Red Hat system I would
    recommend two items:

    1) Configure and run ntp, xntpd, or time (via inetd) time
    sync. If you choose time from inetd use WinXP simple TCP
    services on XP to provide the time source.
    2) Consider running the virtual machine in VPC but access
    it via cywin/x or putty (ssh) with Winscp or Filezilla for
    file transfers. This will permit partial clipboard support
    ("xwin -clipboard -query %rh_ip% -from %my_ip%" works best
    for me, xwinclip does not seem to work as well. Also note
    that using -from 127.0.0.1 does not work as expected
    either).

    And for Extra_Points() consider using nomachine (
    http://www.nomachine.com ) for better sound and clipboard
    integration. Don't forget those extra fonts!


    HTH,

    Sam Stern
    Baltimore, MD, USA
     
    Sam Stern, Nov 25, 2003
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  6. Bahman J.

    Guest Guest

    Big issue with the file system, if you use ext2 (and
    ext3). It pretty much will defeat much of the purpose of
    an expanding VHD, as it looks like it totally expands
    when formatting. May want to use a fixed size VHD.
    Still investigating. Note: I have a RedHat 8.0
    partition, saved with Ghost, from a production machine.
    I'm trying to get it to run in a VM. Still no luck due
    to /etc/fstab, /boot/grub/grub.conf, etc because my
    partitions have all changed. Any one can help?
     
    Guest, Nov 25, 2003
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  7. Bahman J.

    Guest Guest

    where do you get a copy of Longhorn?
     
    Guest, Dec 3, 2003
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  8. Bahman J.

    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group,

    It was given out at the PDC, and is available to MSDN subscribers. It is
    not available to the general public.
     
    Paul Adare, Dec 3, 2003
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