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Old 2nd October 2009, 04:41 AM
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Install F11 under Virtual PC on Win7?

I'm not exactly a newb (anymore), but I'm trying to get F11 to install in a virtual PC environment on Win7.

I'm installing on a tablet PC, so I want to do the virtual thing first, to see if Linux can handle the touch screen the way I need it to before I put only Linux on here.

The problem I'm running into is that the install wants to default to "text mode", which isn't really a problem, but upon the first reboot, the graphics are all messed up, and I can't get the install to continue.

Is there a command line I can modify to use standard VGA settings during the install, but "redetect" the display settings when the install is complete and I'm ready to use F11?

Thanks!
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Old 2nd October 2009, 04:53 AM
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My VPC 2007 image was good on Fedora 11, on the boot here were my parameters. :)

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I'm not exactly a newb (anymore), but I'm trying to get F11 to install in a virtual PC environment on Win7.

I'm installing on a tablet PC, so I want to do the virtual thing first, to see if Linux can handle the touch screen the way I need it to before I put only Linux on here.

The problem I'm running into is that the install wants to default to "text mode", which isn't really a problem, but upon the first reboot, the graphics are all messed up, and I can't get the install to continue.

Is there a command line I can modify to use standard VGA settings during the install, but "redetect" the display settings when the install is complete and I'm ready to use F11?

Thanks!
gurutech, my Virtual PC 2007 image was good on Fedora 11, on the boot here were my parameters:

after vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img added following:

vesa i8042.noloop noreplace-paravirt clocksource=pit psmouse.proto=imps nohz=off

http://blogs.technet.com/seanearp/ar...l-pc-2007.aspx

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=206677

Hope this helps.

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* Fedora 9 (Sulphur) kernel - vmlinuz-2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686
* Fedora 10 (Cambridge) kernel - vmlinuz-2.6.27.30-170.2.82.fc10.i686
* Fedora 11 (Leonidas) kernels - vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586 and vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i686.PAE
* Fedora 12 (Constantine) kernels - vmlinuz-2.6.31-33.fc12.i686 and vmlinuz-2.6.31.1-56.fc12.i686.PAE
With eight (8) x86_64 computing cores, 16 GB of RAM and SATA Seagate 7200.12 500 GB harddisk.
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Old 3rd October 2009, 01:56 AM
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gurutech, my Virtual PC 2007 image was good on Fedora 11, on the boot here were my parameters:

after vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img added following:

vesa i8042.noloop noreplace-paravirt clocksource=pit psmouse.proto=imps nohz=off

http://blogs.technet.com/seanearp/ar...l-pc-2007.aspx

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=206677

Hope this helps.

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* Fedora 9 (Sulphur) kernel - vmlinuz-2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686
* Fedora 10 (Cambridge) kernel - vmlinuz-2.6.27.30-170.2.82.fc10.i686
* Fedora 11 (Leonidas) kernels - vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586 and vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i686.PAE
* Fedora 12 (Constantine) kernels - vmlinuz-2.6.31-33.fc12.i686 and vmlinuz-2.6.31.1-56.fc12.i686.PAE
With eight (8) x86_64 computing cores, 16 GB of RAM and SATA Seagate 7200.12 500 GB harddisk.
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Thanks for the info! I added that line to my install, and it worked. Had to modify the grub menu to re-enable the mouse, but other than that, I'm good!

One thing though, maybe I need a different post, but is there a way to install the "integration options" in Linux? I don't like how FC11 "captures" the mouse and won't release it when I try to move outside the window. Other versions of Windows will do this, just wondering if it's possible on FC11.
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Old 3rd October 2009, 02:20 AM
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:p gurutech, most excellent!!! :p

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Thanks for the info! I added that line to my install, and it worked. Had to modify the grub menu to re-enable the mouse, but other than that, I'm good!
gurutech, most excellent!!!

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One thing though, maybe I need a different post, but is there a way to install the "integration options" in Linux? I don't like how FC11 "captures" the mouse and won't release it when I try to move outside the window. Other versions of Windows will do this, just wondering if it's possible on FC11.
Good questions...I would suggest as you are thinking to create a different post for the "...install the "integration options" in Linux..."

As for the mouse capture and release, that's VPC 2007...here's some good information at -

http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy/

You may want to venture a try with a virtual machine using VMware Server 2.0.1 -

http://www.vmware.com/download/server/open_source.html

See attached Screenshot-4

I have tried Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007, Sun xVM VirtualBox and VMware Server 2.0.1 My favorite virtual machines run on VMware...mouse movement is elegant indeed. Food for thought gurutech.

As always, on the forums, share your wealth of knowledge and we will all be empowered.

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* Fedora 9 (Sulphur) kernel - vmlinuz-2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686
* Fedora 10 (Cambridge) kernel - vmlinuz-2.6.27.30-170.2.82.fc10.i686
* Fedora 11 (Leonidas) kernels - vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586 and vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i686.PAE
* Fedora 12 (Constantine) kernels - vmlinuz-2.6.31-33.fc12.i686 and vmlinuz-2.6.31.1-56.fc12.i686.PAE
With eight (8) x86_64 computing cores, 16 GB of RAM and SATA Seagate 7200.12 500 GB harddisk.
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