Mint 9 "Isadora" LXDE install fails on Windows 7 Virtual PC

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Mint 9 "Isadora" LXDE install fails on Windows 7 Virtual PC

Postby bulgrien on Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:44 am

I am attempting to install Mint 9 LXDE in a Windows Virtual PC on my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system.
The Mint installation shuts down the Virtual PC and fails to complete. See screencast.

Any help/ideas would be most appreciated.
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Re: Mint 9 "Isadora" LXDE install fails on Windows 7 Virtual

Postby bulgrien on Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:18 pm

It looks like a problem with Micro$oft Windoze. =P
I installed VirtualBox from Sun Microsystems and the same installation went in without a glitch.
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Re: Mint 9 "Isadora" LXDE install fails on Windows 7 Virtual

Postby catilley1092 on Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:05 pm

Same thing happened to me. As you, I had to use VirtualBox at first, then found that the free version of VM Ware Player worked better. It even offers an automatic install, making it even easier.

I posted this issue on the TechNet Fourms, which I'm a member of. Windows Virtual PC does support a limited amount of Linux OS's, but those are mainly limited to business/corporate versions of Linux, not desktop versions.

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Re: Mint 9 "Isadora" LXDE install fails on Windows 7 Virtual

Postby catilley1092 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:36 pm

Same issue goes on today with Mint 11. It appears that Windows Virtual PC is geared towards business/corporate users.

Anyway, VirtualBox & VMWare Player are preferable products over Windows Virtual PC. The only use that I ever had for it, was that with Windows 7 (versions Pro & Ultimate) offers XP Mode, which is a free XP VM, mainly for businesses that ran XP for many years to be able to adapt to Windows 7. It allows for older software & some hardware (printers) to run on Windows 7.

Unless one really needs it, I recommend VirtualBox or VMWare Player.

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