Vertual Machine

  Ozy 15:49 21 Feb 2009

I have installed Vertual Machine, click on it up comes the Vertual Machine Consol,
It says,
New Virtual Machine
Not running
I click new Vertual Machine, and get a black box which says
Reboot and select proper boot device
Or insert boot media in selected boot device.
As I cannot do any thing I delete it , the Console is now
empty, in the instructions that I have been following there should be,
Win XP
Not Running
I click on New, I get the VM Wizard, click next, Create a Vertual Machine,
Click next type a name, I type Win XP, click next adjust RAM ,
Click next use existing Vertual Hard Disk Location,
Click on My Vertual Machine, in Documents, click WinXP,
It asks for a file name, I have not a clue what to type, if I type Win XP
It says file not found.
What do I type in there to proceed?
This folder in Documents, called My Vertual Machine,
Do I install XP into that folder and ignore the wizard?

  howard64 16:05 21 Feb 2009

what are you running as your main op system? As I understand it a virtual machine allows you to run a separate op system within it. In order to do so you must then with the virtual machine running treat it as an empty hard drive and run the setup disk for the op system you wish to run within it.

  Ozy 19:35 21 Feb 2009

i have Vista Ultimate, dual booted with PClinuxOS.
i am trying to install XP into Vista
what Howard64 says is correct, but i cannot get into the Vertual Machine

  Ozy 15:10 22 Feb 2009

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Vertual Machine.
In Programs, I click Microsoft Vertual PC,
I get a box called Vertual PC console, that says,
Win XP
And below that a black window says,
Reboot and select proper boot device,
If I press any key, and let XP start to install,
When it gets to where to install, it only shows
My Vista Sata drive, and an empty Sata partition.
Also my PClinux Ata drive,
I cannot choose any of these as they will be destroyed
How do I get XP into the virtual PC console?

  bremner 15:16 22 Feb 2009

Once you have created the VM you need to edit it to make sure it boots from the DVD drive.

Then boot the VM with your XP install disk in your DVD drive. It will then proceed like a normal installation. Once it is complete you will have your completed XP VM

  Ozy 15:23 22 Feb 2009

how do i edit it ?

  bremner 15:27 22 Feb 2009

When you have opened the VM you will see 'Edit' on the left hand side

  bremner 15:32 22 Feb 2009
  bremner 15:33 22 Feb 2009

"Edit Virtual Machine Settings"

  Ozy 16:10 22 Feb 2009

i haven't got anything like your Click Here,
nowhere can i see the word edit

  bremner 16:19 22 Feb 2009

Can you confirm what Virtual Machine application you are using.

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