Problems with Visual Studio on VirtualPC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by erebus, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. erebus macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2003

    Well I little background first I think... I work as a software developer and original I just handled the Windows side of it and my boss handled the MAC side... but now he's brought me a brand spanking new 12" powerbook..

    Anyway I've managed to get VirtualPC up and running with windows 2000 and installed Visual Studio 6 o.k.... put when I tried to compile something it just through up the error message

    fatal error LNK1106: invalid file or disk full: cannot seek to 0x7303
  2. alia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    I'm sorry, I probably have no help for you, but I do know when you install Virtual PC you set aside part of your mac HD for windows applications. Is it possible that you didn't set aside enough room?

    BTW, I was interested to know how VS works with Virtual PC. I work for an all-Windows shop (so it would be a concern for me if I buy myself a Powerbook), and I'm interested to know if VPC is even good enough to handle Virtual Studio. I would have thought it would be painfully slow?

  3. erebus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2003
    Hmmm I don't think that was the problem as when I first install VirtualPC created a "variable" size disk image for windows which meant that it would increase with size if needed I think... Anyway you can convert the disk image to a fixed size (which I did)... but neither method seemed to work...

    As for the speed of VirtualPC... well I installed Windows 2000 on it.. but you might find 98 a lot faster (but then again you'll be using 98 which ain't good)... but anyway if you've ever tryed running Windows 2000 on a PII 350 with 256Mb of memory well thats about a fast as VirtualPC gets on my powerbook... its o.k. (sometimes you have to wait a second for windows and drop down menu's to draw etc..)... but don't consider this if you have to use Windows extensively as it will just annoy you.

    Anyway thanks for you're suggestion..

  4. gbojim macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2002
    We use the same configuration as you for developing VB projects. Not getting the error you listed.

    Have you checked the MS Knowledge Base to see what the error message is referring to?

    Also, have you applied the service packs? I recall having something similar happen quite awhile ago on a Windows PC and there was some incompatibility between the service packs in Win2k and VS6. We are running SP2 on Wind2k and SP5 on VS6.
  5. tcolling macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Can one run .NET Visual Studio on a Mac successfully? I planted myself back in school this year, and bought a Windows laptop because I didn't trust that VS.NET over VPC would actually function properly. Are there any pitfalls?
  6. gbojim macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2002
    I don't know anyone who has actually tried it. I'll ask around and see if I can find out.
  7. tcolling macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Thanks, gbojim. Any assistance is much appreciated. If it seems like it will work, I will get a copy of VPC.
  8. gbojim macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2002
    Sorry. I struck out. Everyone I know doing development on a Mac under Windows is using VS6.
  9. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2002
    I am doing some VB programing with VPC.

    is your file on your "C" drive or do you have the network option on so you can see you real hard drives if so try putting your files on your real drive and compiling the file on that drive. I have gotten a disk to full meassage (not in vb) even though it wasnt on my "C" drive but when I tried it on the real one it worked

    hope this helps you out

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