CPU type reported by Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by beerguy, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. beerguy macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2003
    I wanted to install Solaris 9 x86 on a VPC image just because it's a handy reference when I'm at a customers site.

    The problem is that the install program sees VPC as a 486 which isn't supported. Is there a way to get VPC to return a different CPU id?
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    Linux reports it as being a i686 for me (version 6.0)
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    It appears to depend on the speed of your Mac and version of VPC. VPC 6 on my dual 1 ghz G4 reports as a PII 666mhz. Other people with VPC 6 and somewhat slower computers report somewhat slower VPC speeds-down to 233 or so. I'm not sure what makes yours appear as a 486...unless you're using a Quadra or something.
  4. beerguy thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2003
    It's running on a 1ghz imac so speed shouldn't be an issue. It might have more to do with the Solaris dectection mechanism than with VPC but I thought I'd check.

    So there isn't anywhere to tell it what CPU to report?

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