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Windows 7: Linux virtualization

14 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
Linux virtualization

so, i've just installed linux via VPC

everything works only... the MAX resolution is 800x600 and there are NO options to set this higher.....

Maximizing the screen does nothing at all.... anyone have any solutions?

p.s i'm using kubuntu

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14 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Can't offer any solution. But I have encountered issues using Ubuntu on VPC. Mainly external mouses were not supported and crappy workarounds were needed to use an external rodent.
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14 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

as of this moment the VPC beta is only supporting xp, vista and 7....
(at least the integration features)
so yeah as far as debian goes (or any linux distro for that matter)
its just better to go with Virtualbox or Vmware (if you already have a license....)
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14 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 / Same

I had Ubuntu on VP 2007 (not the new one, XP Mode thing). After some time, it got really screwed up and I said the hell with it.

Then a friend told me about the god that is Virtual Box and have had no issues with running Ubuntu on it. Not sure it will give you the resolution you require, but the resolution worked fine for me.
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14 May 2009   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
With Virtual PC are you using the "Integration" feature ?-- if you switch this off the VM will behave more like a "Classical VM" installed say in VMWARE or Virtual box. Even so the Screen resolution whilst better than 16 bit won't necessarily be really good.

I wouldn't recommend using Virtual PC for creating and running Linux VM's in anycase even if "it does work after a fashion". Virtual PC was designed by MS for running multiple Windows systems so these could be tested and software designed for different Windows releases. As such the Virtual PC product will probably contain Windows specific code rather that using "true virtualisation" techniques.

Something better like (Free) Virtual Box or Vmware's Virtual Server (also free) might be much better for Linux VM's. The Virtual BIOS'es used in these have a much better range of hardware and you've also got far far better USB support as well for adding a whole slew of peripheral devices such as cameras, ipods etc etc.

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14 May 2009   #6

Windows 7

well i just tried virtualbox... and it OWNS!

Everything is working 100%!!!

(Though i have to say.... Kubuntu is TERRIBLE for virtualization! after downloading and install Ubuntu everything installed 100%!!!)
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