|What Devices Does Virtual PC 2004 Emulate?|
|Change The Default Path For Storing Virtual PC Images And Configurations|
|Using Virtual PC with Multiple Users on the Same Host System|
|Change the MAC Address of a Virtual Machine|
|Installing Novell NetWare 5.1|
|Installing Novell NetWare 6.5|
|'Access Denied' Error When you try to Open the Administrative Web Site for Virtual Server|
|Installing Fedora 9 (Sulphur) in Virtual PC 2007|
|Virtual PC Home Page|
|What Works and What Doesn't in Microsoft Virtual PC 2004|
|Virtual PC and Virtual Server Downloads|
|Tutorial: Installing and Configuring Virtual PC (Part 1)|
|Tutorial: Installing and Configuring Virtual PC (Part 2)|
|Interview: Running Virtual PC and Virtual Machines|
|Virtual Machine Links|
|Computer Tips Index|
The Guest OS needs drivers that support the following components:
Regardless of what physical hardware is present in your computer, the devices listed above are the drivers you need to use for your virtual PC session. Forcing your virtual machine OS to accept an install of drivers for the physical hardware in your computer will not work and may cause your virtual machine to crash.
By default, the configuration files (.vmc) and hard drive images (.vhd) for each Virtual PC you create is stored in the "My Documents\My Virtual Machines\" directory.
To change the default path for storing Virtual PC images and configurations:
See: The My Virtual Machines folder and virtual machine performance issues
Virtual PC stores all settings and configuration data on a per-user basis by default. This means that User A will have a different configuration than User B when using the same computer.
(I'm researching how to configure Virtual PC to share it's settings with all users on the same host computer. I'll post what I find here.)
Using the -defaultuser command line parameter from VPC v5.0
e.g. "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Virtual PC\Virtual PC.exe" -defaultuser
Yields the following error:
Error - Virtual PC An error occurred while processing the command line options. The specified command is invalid.
If you know how to get the -defaultuser command line parameter to work, please contact me to let me know.
Edit the .vmc file to remove the MAC address.
Find the following line:
Remove the number so the line appears as follows:
After you remove the number, and save the file, Virtual PC will create a new MAC address the next time you start the virtual machine.
NetWare 5.1 Support Pack 7 Overlay CD with 128-bit encryption installs without needing modification to the DX21X4 LAN drivers or the Pentium 4 fix that were needed by Novell NetWare 5.1 (Support Pack 1).
Installing directly from the .iso worked fine. (Capture ISO image)
java: Page fault occurred while executing class com.novell.application.install.setup Short term memory allocator is out of memory.1 attempts to get more memory failed java: Class com.novell.application.install.setup exited with status -5
|Here is an image of the floppy disk I created with the updated DX21X4 LAN driver files and the files for the Pentium 4 Fix: NetworkDriverDiskDC21X4.exe|
Installing Novell NetWare server under Virtual PC has detailed instructions for modifying the DC21X4.LDI file to work with Virtual PC.
See How to install NetWare 5.1 on a Pentium IV server - TID10064269 for details on the Pentium 4 Fix.
The network board in Virtual PC 2004 is not auto-detected during the NetWare 6.5 install.
The DC21X4 (Digital EB140A) driver can be found in c:\nwserver\drivers\unsupdrv\
The license file for the evaluation version is in NW65PROD:\LICENSE\EVAL\90368026.NFK (the second cd)
If you have Virtual Server installed on a Windows XP SP2 computer, you may get an 'Access Denied' error when you try to open the Administrative Web site.
The fix is to disable "Simple File Sharing."
When simple file sharing is enabled, a number of file restrictions are enforced, some of which stop the Virtual Server Administrative Web site from working properly.
When you boot from the optical media to start the installation of Fedora 9, you may get the following error:
|An unrecoverable processor error has been encountered. The virtual machine will reset now.|
On the main boot screen, hit [Tab] to edit the options. Add noreplace-paravirt to the end of the boot parameters, and hit enter.
After rebooting, you'll get the unrecoverable processor error. You'll need to hit any key, and then "a". As before, add noreplace-paravirt to the end of the boot parameters, and hit enter to continue booting.
To make sure that you do not have to enter the noreplace-paravirt each time you boot, edit the /etc/grub.conf file to add that parameter at the end of the line that looks something like kernel /vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-18.fc9.i686 ro root=dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet. If you ever update your kernel, you'll have to do it again.
Source: Installing Fedora 9 (Sulphur) in Virtual PC 2007