Quote: Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN
Not what I wanted to hear
Quote: Originally Posted by wasim
Does anyone know...does Windows Virtual PC support a 64-bit OS? Maybe that could be my problem. I'm currently trying the 32-bit version and I got a LITTLE bit further, just stuck on a different screen. I may try to shut it down and reload, it's just my first attempt.
Edit: The VirtualBox worked for 64-bit but I'd like to see if I can still get it installed for Windows Virtual PC. I could swear I had it working before.
So, here's more what you do not want to hear:
Microsoft Virtual PC only has Integration Components available for Windows XP, Vista and Seven virtual machines. Installing Linux on Virtual PC means you can not change resolution, you have difficulties to access shares on host, or on guest, you can not simply copy and paste between host and guest, USB support is very basic and so on. Also, Virtual PC only supports 32-bit guest systems.
Microsoft Virtual PC is designed and made only for Windows guest OS's. Both VirtualBox and VMware are made for both Windows, Linux and other OS's.
It is a very bad idea to install Linux on a Virtual PC machine. It can be done as told on that tutorial you linked to or here
me showing Linux mint on Virtual PC.
If you insist on doing it on Virtual PC, it's of course up to you. Here you get 10 answers in advance, to your 10 next questions which I think you are going to ask until you give up the project:
It's not possible.
You can not do that.
As I told, you can not change the 800*600 resolution.
Yes, that's true. Networking between host and guest is almost impossible.
Yes, you would have no problems using VirtualBox or VMware instead of Virtual PC.
It can't be done.
To put it short, we can and gladly will help you when you try something that really can be done. Download and install VirtualBox
or VMware Player
and check yourself how easy it is to install a Linux distro on both of them. Here's a tutorial for you to start: Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox
. Although made for installing Ubuntu, the procedure is exactly the same when installing Fedora.