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Reddoug

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Hi All

Just got a new HP laptop. 64 bit 4GB ram AMD 2.2ghz dual core processor. Vista home premium. Looking into installing Virtual PC so I can run Linux. From what I can see, looks like it will only support Windows program. Is there anything else out there that I can do that? Thinking about trying to dual boot. Have done it with XP, heard there are problems do it with Vista.

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Look into Virtual Box. My laptop has the same specs as yours. I use it without any issues. Runs better (less of a resource hog) than VMware server.

http://www.virtualbo.../wiki/Downloads
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Its also free :)
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good point. should have mentioned it.

The only one I would ever pay for is vm workstation, but most people here don't need the feature set it has.
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Hi
I have installed Virtual Box and I am having trouble installing Suse 11.0 x64. I have created a 25GB virtual drive with 512 of ram. I have mounted my cdrom drive. I get to the boot screen and then it goes to a black screen and it says; Booting from local disk... and stops. Reading in the manual, 2.3, it says something about installing DKMS and typing in some commands. I can not figure out were to type commands.

Thanks, Doug
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take a look at this guide:; http://www.susegeek....re-in-opensuse/
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Hi

Finally got it installed. Figured out about capturing mouse so I could use it. One question I have is the screen is only using a portion of the monitor. 4" on each side and 1.5" top and bottom. Is that normal when running Virtual Box? I can connect to the web wirelessly. I have it set up with 512 of ram and 25gb of hard drive space. Seems to be a little slow. First time using Virtual setup. Happy to get it up and running. I have 4gb of ram on host computer, can I change virtual ram without starting over?

Thanks for the help, Doug
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