Virtual PC 2007?

Ask your support questions in here

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
ale5000
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:06 pm

Virtual PC 2007?

Post by ale5000 »

When ReactOS will be compatible with Virtual PC 2007?
I have tried also to install it selecting VGA but it don't start.

Z98
Release Engineer
Posts: 3379
Joined: Tue May 02, 2006 8:16 pm
Contact:

Post by Z98 »

Try VESA.

As for whether we would ever modify ROS specifically to work on VPC, highly unlikely.

GreatLord
Developer
Posts: 926
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:26 am
Location: Sweden

Post by GreatLord »

if u read VitualPC are only desgin to run few windows os,
that is what ms website say. with nicer word about VPC

ale5000
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:06 pm

Post by ale5000 »

You can safely ignore what microsoft say.

Previous version of ReacOS work in VGA mode but not in VESA mode, the latest version doesn't work in both modes.

Can be made a video driver for Virtual PC?

GreatLord
Developer
Posts: 926
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:26 am
Location: Sweden

Post by GreatLord »

our vga driver is broken at moment thanks to tne new ntoskrnl + pnp stuff, The vesa driver will not be modify to work on vpc, for vpc report broken vbe frimware, as long that bug exists in vpc, our vbe drv will not work.

ale5000
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:06 pm

Post by ale5000 »

But can be made a specific driver for VirtualPC (maybe in a separate download) installable manually after the end of the setup of ReactOS? (when vga will start working again)

GreatLord
Developer
Posts: 926
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:26 am
Location: Sweden

Post by GreatLord »

no, u for wait until some got time fixing vga driver at moment all foucs are on the win32k/gdi32/user32 we are around 3-4 devlopers on it now. trying fixing all bugs. and implement all api there

Radhad
Posts: 605
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:09 pm
Contact:

Post by Radhad »

So while you work on win32k etc., will it improve the performance of the Desktop GUI? Or is a rewrite of the GUI planned in future?

Z98
Release Engineer
Posts: 3379
Joined: Tue May 02, 2006 8:16 pm
Contact:

Post by Z98 »

There already exists a rewritten shell, but it depends on a lot of incomplete shell APIs.

Mrkaras
Posts: 379
Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:43 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Post by Mrkaras »

you'd be better off switching to vmware server. much beter reactos compatability. you could also try the reactos testing enviroment.

MS VPC has never had very good compatability with reactos and probably won't for a while yet.

GreatLord
Developer
Posts: 926
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:26 am
Location: Sweden

Post by GreatLord »

The top two leading vitualzing on the market is VMWARE and QEMU

the 4 top list is
Vmware
qemu
a special version of qemu that is build into linux core
xen

they are the best on the market

RedHat are using Vmware server in linux and sell it with their server
and they have a sheaper verison with qemu as well

vins
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:56 pm
Location: Bulgaria
Contact:

Post by vins »

I tried the last version of VirtualBox with ReactOS. It runs faster than Qemu+Kqemu, at least on my PC. The network adapter is detected and installed automatically and everything works ok.

Virtual PC runs too slow for me.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ahrefs [Bot] and 0 guests