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 Post subject: Virtual PC on eCS
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:25 pm 
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I am running eCS 1.2 on a T23 with 512mb ram. I also have W2K and BootManager. Currently there are only four things I use W2K for, three of which are seldom used. The fourth is MapSource for use with my Garmin GPS-V. It would sure be nice to not have to go through the re-boot to use MapSource.

Has anyone any comments on getting Virtual PC to work? I would be willing to upgrade to 768MB ram if necessary

Ted

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T60, 2GHz, 1.5GB RAM, 250GB HD, IBM CD/DVD Multi Burner does DL, eCS 2.0 GA
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T23, 1.2GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, IBM CD/DVD Multi Burner, eCS 1.2R
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 Post subject: other forums?
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:35 pm 
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I think some one did at http://www.os2world.com - a forum there. You might also want to try http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ecs-technical . :idea:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:00 pm 
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For one year I was running Virtual PC 5.1 on TP30 with 512 MB RAM.
Guests:
- Windows 98SE - 128 MB RAM
- Windows 2000 - 384 MB RAM
- SUSE 9.0 - 256 MB RAM

On Win 98 I run Chessmater (big chess program), on Win 2000 MS Office 97 and a program for layers (2 GB). SUSE was not used.

Some functions worked nice. ADSL, mail, switching between host and guest, fullscreen, etc.
Little problems were with shared folders. Sometimes it was difficult to save files there and copy or move them from there.

But more important were problems with big programs.
The only place where the created files from Office could be saved was Desktop. Without any tree structure. OK.
Very often these programs stopped. Nothing helped. All the guest was frozen. Guest can be individualy restarted and sometimes restart was solution. But sometimes host (Warp) was frozen too.

I think the cause of my problems was lack of memory. 512 MB RAM was too little.
I would recomend to upgrade to maximum of memory. I do not know the programs you want to use but more memory can help, not do harm.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:03 pm 
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savarin wrote:
For one year I was running Virtual PC 5.1 on TP30 with 512 MB RAM.
Guests:
- Windows 98SE - 128 MB RAM
- Windows 2000 - 384 MB RAM
- SUSE 9.0 - 256 MB RAM

On Win 98 I run Chessmater (big chess program), on Win 2000 MS Office 97 and a program for layers (2 GB). SUSE was not used.

Some functions worked nice. ADSL, mail, switching between host and guest, fullscreen, etc.
Little problems were with shared folders. Sometimes it was difficult to save files there and copy or move them from there.

But more important were problems with big programs.
The only place where the created files from Office could be saved was Desktop. Without any tree structure. OK.
Very often these programs stopped. Nothing helped. All the guest was frozen. Guest can be individualy restarted and sometimes restart was solution. But sometimes host (Warp) was frozen too.

I think the cause of my problems was lack of memory. 512 MB RAM was too little.
I would recomend to upgrade to maximum of memory. I do not know the programs you want to use but more memory can help, not do harm.


Thanks for the info. I have a T23 with 768MB RAM. Guess I'll give it a try. It'll be a while but when I get the time I'll try it and report back.

Ted

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T60, 2GHz, 1.5GB RAM, 250GB HD, IBM CD/DVD Multi Burner does DL, eCS 2.0 GA
very occasionally XP

T23, 1.2GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, IBM CD/DVD Multi Burner, eCS 1.2R
very occasionally W2K


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