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BeOS in Vista or BeOS PE

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    dentaku

    I remember an old version of BeOS that was just a big disk image that would go in the root of your C: drive and you can boot into by restarting.

    Do anyone know if this is still available? I can't find it anymore.

    It would be good to be able to run the free Virtual PC 2004 in Vista and just install BeOS PE but I'm assuming VPC 2004 doesn't work in Vista and don't really want to be trying our VPC 2007 yet.

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    arunpv

    BeOS is still alive
    check this

    by the way, VPC 2007 is much better than VPC2004. right now its released as RC. try it at connect.microsoft.com

    Big Smile

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    cescotto

    dentaku wrote:
    I remember an old version of BeOS that was just a big disk image that would go in the root of your C: drive and you can boot into by restarting.

    Do anyone know if this is still available? I can't find it anymore.

    It would be good to be able to run the free Virtual PC 2004 in Vista and just install BeOS PE but I'm assuming VPC 2004 doesn't work in Vista and don't really want to be trying our VPC 2007 yet.


    You can't use BeOS PE anymore because it doesn't support NTFS. You have to get an iso called BeOS max or something like that.

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    dentaku

    arunpv wrote:
    BeOS is still alive
    check this

    by the way, VPC 2007 is much better than VPC2004. right now its released as RC. try it at connect.microsoft.com

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    Ya, I noticed it was on connect then I saw the signup page and left. Big Smile
    Maybe I should just sign up and get it anyway. It's fun to be able to mess with stuff without any danger of destroying partitions and such.

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    dentaku

    arunpv wrote:
    BeOS is still alive
    check this

    by the way, VPC 2007 is much better than VPC2004. right now its released as RC. try it at connect.microsoft.com



    Well, VPC 2007 seems to work. I can't get the newest ubuntu Live DVD to work right with it but (It's just a mess of multi coloured pixels in a weird resolution) so I'm going to download BeOS sometime and try that.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    dentaku wrote:
    
    arunpv wrote: BeOS is still alive
    check this

    by the way, VPC 2007 is much better than VPC2004. right now its released as RC. try it at connect.microsoft.com



    Well, VPC 2007 seems to work. I can't get the newest ubuntu Live DVD to work right with it but (It's just a mess of multi coloured pixels in a weird resolution) so I'm going to download BeOS sometime and try that.


    They still haven't fixed that?

    It has to do with 24-bit color not being supported on the emulated S3 even though it should be on a real S3, so Ubuntu tries to use 24-bit color and bad things happen.

    OpenSuSE works fine on it, though.

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    AndyC

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    
    It has to do with 24-bit color not being supported on the emulated S3 even though it should be on a real S3, so Ubuntu tries to use 24-bit color and bad things happen.

    It's the fault of Ubuntu. Rather than query the video card (as you are supposed to) the installer just looks up the card in a big text file and decides what it supports based on that.

    Installers that do it properly (such as Suse) have no problems.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    AndyC wrote:
    
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote: 
    It has to do with 24-bit color not being supported on the emulated S3 even though it should be on a real S3, so Ubuntu tries to use 24-bit color and bad things happen.

    It's the fault of Ubuntu. Rather than query the video card (as you are supposed to) the installer just looks up the card in a big text file and decides what it supports based on that.

    Installers that do it properly (such as Suse) have no problems.


    Even though the installer's not handling it properly, Virtual PC is still responsible for providing compatibility with the hardware they intend to emulate.  That's the whole point--  if it runs on the real hardware I'm emulating, I want it to run unmodified in Virtual PC.

    I'm going to go see if this is bugged in Connect...  it should be, I know Microsoft knows about it.

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    dentaku

    Glad to see I'm not the only one.

    I installed VPC 2007 to run BeOS anyway. I've messed with Linux enough so there's nothing terribly exciting about it for me anymore. I just had the Ubuntu CD available so I tried it out.

    I'm going to go download BeOS right now.

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    
    AndyC wrote: 
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote: 
    It has to do with 24-bit color not being supported on the emulated S3 even though it should be on a real S3, so Ubuntu tries to use 24-bit color and bad things happen.

    It's the fault of Ubuntu. Rather than query the video card (as you are supposed to) the installer just looks up the card in a big text file and decides what it supports based on that.

    Installers that do it properly (such as Suse) have no problems.


    Even though the installer's not handling it properly, Virtual PC is still responsible for providing compatibility with the hardware they intend to emulate.  That's the whole point--  if it runs on the real hardware I'm emulating, I want it to run unmodified in Virtual PC.

    I'm going to go see if this is bugged in Connect...  it should be, I know Microsoft knows about it.

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