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Windows 7: HELP: Installing Fedora on Windows Virtual PC

24 Oct 2011   #1
JOSHSKORN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
HELP: Installing Fedora on Windows Virtual PC

It's been a while but I've done this. A while ago, I installed Fedora 13 on my Windows Virtual PC with the help of an online guide that I cannot seem to find anymore. So, it DOES work, despite a few different threads out there trying to convince you that VirtualBox in the way to go.

Now I'm trying to install Fedora 15, the current version. I'm sure Fedora 16 will be out in a couple of weeks, but I don't think that will make a difference.

I did find this link, but it isn't the same. The old one I speak of had a setup guide in it and also showed you how to install a few applications so that Fedora Linux is a pleasant Operating System to work in. This one only shows a setup guide for the basic OS and I believe how to get your network working.

When I followed this guide, I saw a blueish screen with a 10 second count-down, indicating that Linux was booting up. That's as far as I got. I had to readjust my settings a bit (RAM, specifically), as Windows Virtual PC gave me a notification that I was low on system resources. I at first put at at 3GB, then lowered it to 1.25 GB of RAM. My system has 4 GB. Throughout my installation attempt, I was watching my computer's Resource Monitor. The RAM was never maxed out, and CPU usage is not an issue at all.

Could the problem be that I'm downloading the wrong file? I remember the old link I used mentioned something about Fedora Live. The name of this file I'm using is Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso. That obviously seems like a Live file, to me. Only difference, is, I'm using the 64-bit version, as opposed to the 32-bit version because I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

If you happen to know of another online tutorial, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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24 Oct 2011   #2
wasim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

give a try to virtual box instead Download VirtualBox 4.1.4.74291 - FileHippo.com
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24 Oct 2011   #3
JOSHSKORN

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasim View Post
give a try to virtual box instead Download VirtualBox 4.1.4.74291 - FileHippo.com
Not what I wanted to hear

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.
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24 Oct 2011   #4
wasim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

you can use it in virtual box what is "Windows Virtual PC" just a boring stuff
virtual box is universal you can install almost any operating system in that
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24 Oct 2011   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasim View Post
give a try to virtual box instead Download VirtualBox 4.1.4.74291 - FileHippo.com
Not what I wanted to hear

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:

No.
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.
No.
Yes, you would have no problems using VirtualBox or VMware instead of Virtual PC.
No.
It can't be done.
No.



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.

Kari
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