Installing Solaris 10 on Virtual PC 6.1

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  1. budugu macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering if anybody tried to install Solaris 10 beta version on Virtual PC 6.1 or have any pointers?
     
  2. pyrrhusmj macrumors newbie

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    Painfully Slow. But thats on a G3 900 with 512mb. I'll try it on my G5 later.
     
  3. varmit macrumors 68000

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    yeah, it required a change to a config file or something, but that might have changed. vp 6 emulates a certain pentium chip, that is not compatible with what you want to install, or at lease with Solaris 9 when I tried it. If you just changed a file it would work just fine. VPC 2004 rap sheet of what does and doesn't work, http://vpc.visualwin.com/

    There is a website out there that some guy tried every OS with vpc 6 and how to do the config change.
     
  4. budugu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The problem is not the pentium chip, Solaris checks for geniuneintel or authenticAMD, you can change the install iso to check for connectixPC so that the install would start my problem was more with the graphics card/drivers.
     

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