Win2k3 host and Longhorn guest. Install stops at Detecting New Hardware.

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Madmunki, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Madmunki

    Madmunki Guest

    I'm trying to install Longhorn as a guest os in virtual
    pc 2004. The install is EXTREMELY slow (6 hours just to
    get to the detecting hardware), and now it just sits here
    harddrive churning away, seems to still be running...

    Anyone have a similar setup? If so did it take HOURS?

    Windows 2003 Std Server
    P4-2000 mhz, 256 mb ram

    Guest: Longhorn
    128mb ram

    VPC: 2004
    Madmunki, Dec 3, 2003
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  2. Madmunki

    Guest Guest

    I killed the install and bumped up the longhorn memory to
    256.. Hopefully this works...

    Longhorn recovered and rent back to Detecting New
    Hardware with the reboot...
    Guest, Dec 3, 2003
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  3. Madmunki

    Torrent Guest

    You are in for most likely a 12 - 18 hour install at least for Longhorn
    Torrent, Dec 3, 2003
  4. It helps if you change the priorities in the VPC options. File->Options from
    the console and edit the performance settings. i use "All running virtual
    machines get equal CPU time" and "Run Virtual PC at max speed". This can
    make a "huge" difference to the performance (and hence installation times)
    of the guest O/S. Obviously, your own PC will be a bit slower...
    Daern's Instant Fortress, Dec 3, 2003
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