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 PostPost subject: What OS to choose to run longhorn in vmware        Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:05 pm 
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VMWare Workstation 6.5 provides support for 3d acceleration for guest operating systems so i wanted to try linghorn 4074 and 4039 with aero and all the eye candy activated without messing up my system but i cant figure out what os should i choose in the options while creating a virtual machine


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As a starting point, try using Build 3718 of Longhorn, as that has the DCE which you can test to see if it will work, then try Build 4029, that has the 3D view in explorer. After that, try any other builds you want.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:06 pm 
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He's not asking on what build of Longhorn to use, but what OS option he should select in the VMWare option list while making a Virtual Drive/Image.

I can't answer his question as I don't use (Actually, never) VMware or any other virtual platform to test things on, just real hardware.

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For early builds, use Windows XP Professional.

And for later build like Beta 1 and so (after reset) use Vista.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:10 pm 
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It really all depends on the specs of the machine your running VMWare on.


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@DjRob: I think it's useless, the thing that makes change is the OS class (Linux, Windows...). The same Tools pack for all Windows versions. By the way I think it also changes from x86 to x64.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:03 pm 
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RichardGatinho wrote:
@DjRob: I think it's useless, the thing that makes change is the OS class (Linux, Windows...). The same Tools pack for all Windows versions. By the way I think it also changes from x86 to x64.


Well, VMWare is nagging about running an x64 OS in an x86 environment.

And well, you can do whatever you want, but it's just an suggestion.

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But from what I have read, the latest version of VMware brakes compatibility with the Longhorn builds. :(

On the plus, I suppose Build 3718 will work in most situations even if it is hard to get the DCE working....

If I use Longhorn builds before the development reset in VPC 2007, I always select Windows XP as the OS type. I know this is VMware we are talking about, but I am just telling..

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:24 am 
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I would say 3718


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:03 pm 
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as the kernel of longhorn is based on XP, i would choose XP when making a new VM.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:19 pm 
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I tried installing 3718 and 4074 in vmware for the same goal - to get to see the DWM effects without needing to reload. I chose XP as base o/s and I wasn't ever able to get the DWM stuff to work. The main issue was that the drivers would not install (wanted to install a newer version of windows installer, which won't install on longhorn.) So bottom line, I was never able to get it to work in a vm...if anyone else has suggestions i'd love to try them out...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:56 pm 
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Zepid wrote:
as the kernel of longhorn is based on XP, i would choose XP when making a new VM.

All build's of longhorn are based on Windows Server 2003.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:50 am 
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And Windows Server 2003 is based on XP. I also use VMWare for testing, and i always got it to work by choosing XP in the list


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