Actually, you may see lists of OS’s tried with VPC at this link, but I’d like to test it by my own self on Acer Travelmate 6291 series particularly with live CD session which not listed on there. The Ubuntu Live CD version I used is 5.10 with code name Breezy Badger which I got for free after requesting it from shipit.ubuntu.com several years ago.
The main VPC console window is more simple & easy of use. Anyway, testing creation of virtual hard disk has take the same way with others virtualization & emulation software. No big deal with that. The major differences is placed on hardware devices setting window only.
As you can see the picture above, it’s always good news that Microsoft still presenting legacy port such as COM & LPT which you would not found yet from the last version of Virtual Box (1.3). The VPC 2007 also support up to 4 network adapters which supposed to be active after the virtualization run. By the way, in virtual hard disk setting, none of them I created for this experiment since I’d like to know what treat will VPC 2007 do with live CD.
A smooth Ubuntu boot logo displayed after I insert the CD & start to begin the virtualization process. Now I’d like to enter a custom boot parameter, an expert installation & attempted to disabled the frame buffer mode: (just want to try out)
boot: live-expert debian-installer/framebuffer=false
Anyway, all the hardware devices are fully succeeded detected & none of them are seems to be failed. Except the X window was garbled when Ubuntu tried to load it with default 24 bit mode automatically. After couple experiments, I tried to manually configure the auto detect video hardware.
Also, I tried to disabled the use of kernel frame buffer device interface.
At first, I doubt the monitor VSync & HSync auto detection capability, but I was wrong. Even I choose No to auto detection mode, but the laptop LCD’s setting looks already detected correctly.
My last suspect was the color depth setting. Anyway, I tried to downgrade it into 16 bit mode.
And here we go, the desktop are now appearing.
The laptop integrated Bluetooth communication link also great detected on it, but I didn’t test it for more to pairing with other device.
Though I still can’t configure out why the network adapter still can’t pinging the host Windows XP OS (with static IP address). Does it need to create TUN / TAP adapter just like Virtual Box did? I’m sorry, I’ve got time’s up for this & can’t find the answer yet. Maybe someone have it?
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