VPC 5 (Win) to VPC 6 (Mac) Formula?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by S.D., Dec 10, 2003.

  1. S.D.

    S.D. Guest

    Is there a procedure I can use to migrate VPC 5 (Win)
    images to VPC 6 (Mac)? As SJ pointed out, VPC Win and Mac
    emulate different hardware. So I tried booting a VPC 5
    image with the Win 2K OS CD in an attempt to reinstall
    Windows (and hopefully update the virtual machine's
    drivers) while retaining as much of the existing data as I

    That doesn't work. VPC crashes, occasionally taking down
    the Mac (10.3.1, 15" PB 1.25 GHz, 1 GB RAM) with it.

    Is there another sneaky end run that I can use to fool VPC
    Mac into swallowing a VPC Win image?


    S.D., Dec 10, 2003
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  2. S.D.

    S.D. Guest

    Earlier this morning, I asked about migrating VPC 5 (Win)
    images to VPC 6 (Mac). Would I have a better chance of
    success by Ghosting an image on VPC 5 Win and then
    unGhosting on VPC 6 Mac? Or am I facing the same problem
    no matter what?


    S.D., Dec 10, 2003
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  3. S.D.

    SJ Guest

    you still have the same problem. you're moving a Windows installation
    from one type of computer to another. The base components, ie. bios,
    motherboard, disk controllers are different.
    SJ, Dec 10, 2003
  4. S.D.

    Frank G Guest

    I'm not sure there would be such a difficulty. As long as
    the VPC MAC and VPC Windows Emulated hardware are the same.

    However you probably will not be able to just take the
    file from Windows to MAC and visa versa. As long as the
    Virtual PC clients talk you might be able to use Norton
    Ghost on both and clone the Guest OS over.

    Even though it is a pain if the hardware is enough
    different, then usualy a Fresh install does the trick.
    Frank G, Jan 13, 2004
  5. S.D.

    SJ Guest

    but, emulated hardware is not the same.

    different BIOS, motherboard, disk controllers, lack of ACPI support in
    the mac version, etc.

    that's why its difficult and most nt-based OSes require the
    reinstall-repair to boot properly.
    SJ, Jan 13, 2004
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