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Thanks...I finally decided to go for it last night. The only snag was in installing the guest additions, which took me like an hour to figure out. Now I just need to figure out what to do with it
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Working in what way? I'm using the nvidia 173.14.12 drivers and everything seems fine. Then again I don't do much 3D stuff...
They haven't gotten any sort of 3d acceleration to work within the virtual machines yet to my knowledge. There is no directX or opengl in these virtual os's since the virutal video card they install is usually pretty basic, its an s3 trident vga card in microsoft virtual pc 2007 for example.
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Virtual PC 2007 is free from Microsoft.

I use it and I'm actually retarded.
I may be more retarded then. I tried to set up a Virtual Machine using Virtual PC but it would never recognize my SATA DVD drive. I may have to try it again though so I can confirm that I wasn't just being retarded
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Originally Posted by F3t1sh View Post
Nice guide but i keep getting the same error:

Use VMWare player, it should be completely free.

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What's wrong with VMWare/PC2007?
Nothing, infact they are probably the highest performance hyporvise out there for VM's running a .


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Once they get some working 3D acceleration I might just get Linux on the desktop.
That might be either a good ways off, or potentially only an option for very old games, as virtualization has to pass through many more layers, so performance would be horrid.


You might want to link to these Anandtech guides:

Application Virtualization

Hardware / hypervisor based virtualization

Container based virtualization
    
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I love virtualization. I have a XP vm running in VirtualBox on Ubuntu, then our production server runs 3 vm's. It's a really handy technology without having to purchase specific hardware.
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post #26 of 95
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DirectX 9 and 10, playing games, with not too much of a performance loss. I guess it'll take hardware support to make that possible, like x86 virtualization in the first place.
Oh I thought you meant native Linux stuff, not Windows in a virtual machine on Linux. Virtualized graphics is probably always going to suck. That's why I mentioned that gamers should run Windows natively and keep Linux or their non-gaming OSes in a virtual machine.
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I'm trying to get this set up, how do I install it on a second partition? Its automatically installing on my C:/ but I want it on D:/. There are no options to choose an install location in the setup

EDIT: Ignore me, I'm blind.
Edited by TUDJ - 9/15/08 at 4:04pm
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I thought Pentium Dual Cores had virtualization disabled? Must have been thinking of Celerons...
    
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I thought Pentium Dual Cores had virtualization disabled? Must have been thinking of Celerons...
Congrats on getting it up and running!

Only the Pentium Dual-Core E5200 (45nm) has full virtualization support. Of course Intel virtualization support is only required for 64-bit virtualization. Without it you are only supposed to be able to run 32-bit virtual machines.
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post #30 of 95
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Once they get some working 3D acceleration I might just get Linux on the desktop.
It's not going to happen, at least for the VirtualBox camp. There are no plans to get 3D acceleration for VMs.
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