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Offline teroyk

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Virtual PC with Linux
« on: May 09, 2020, 01:56:16 PM »
It seems that there really was released
Connectix Virtual PC With Red Hat Linux

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I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 02:01:51 PM »
It seems that there really was released
Connectix Virtual PC With Red Hat Linux

Cover:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mrsAAOSw0S5eth8i/s-l1600.jpg
back:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/R74AAOSwb7teth8H/s-l1600.jpg

Yes, you can install most distros of Linux or BSD using this app.

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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 04:21:30 AM »
It seems that there really was released
Connectix Virtual PC With Red Hat Linux
Yes, you can install most distros of Linux or BSD using this app.

Yes, I have even installed Suse Linux 6 at that time, but I didn't find good way
to transfer files between OS9 and that Linux with Virtual PC.
But, my point is that there was even preinstalled pack for sale, so I wonder
if that had that better interaction between systems.

I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 02:09:54 PM »
Debian Linux version 10.4.0 i386 tested to install in Connectix Virtual PC. Cannot install, but you can not install it to real Pentium PC  either :D
Yes you read right...Debian Linux has dropped support for Intel 386-686 CPUs some years ago.
btw. you can boot PPC Mac with older Debian Linux PPC, but ofcourse we don't want to.

Somethings I noticed when testing:
- Virtual PC 2.1.3 is absolutely lowest version that works in Mac OS 9.
- Virtual PC 6.0 in Mac OS 9.2.2 doesn't support booting from DVD, although OS X version does.
- I want know what was in:  ftp://linuxadditions:password@care.connectix.com/users/linuxadditions
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 12:32:23 AM »
It seems that there really was released
Connectix Virtual PC With Red Hat Linux
Yes, you can install most distros of Linux or BSD using this app.

What distros?

Now tested:
Debian 8.11.1
Last version that should support Pentium II MMX (that is what Connectix Virtual PC emulate)
Not install, hang when first time try to write to HD in installation.
I am too lazy to bug report, this version has LTS support to july 2020.

Debian 6.0.10
I think this has same problem that 8.11.1

Debian 5.0.10
Kernel panic very beginning installation. Some hardware 586 PC has that too.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 12:11:48 AM »
Debian Linux 3.0r6 works with Virtual PC.
Debian 3.1r8 or 4 not tested, because I don't find official CD2 ISO-image of them.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 12:22:30 AM »
Debian 3.1r8 or 4 not tested, because I don't find official CD2 ISO-image of them.

New information:
Debian 3.1r8 (version from 2008!) first CD install, now almost works, but
where I find CD2 or official source DVD ISOs for that version?
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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 03:31:08 PM »
Debian Linux 3.0r6 works with Virtual PC.
Debian 3.1r8 or 4 not tested, because I don't find official CD2 ISO-image of them.

What version of Connectix VPC you using ? Try version 4 or 5 - those emulate much higher processors.

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Re: Virtual PC with Linux
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 12:27:36 AM »
Debian Linux 3.0r6 works with Virtual PC.
Debian 3.1r8 or 4 not tested, because I don't find official CD2 ISO-image of them.

What version of Connectix VPC you using ? Try version 4 or 5 - those emulate much higher processors.

All my Debian Linux tests are made with Connectix Virtual PC 6.0.2 for Mac OS 9.2.2. If somebody has newer update, I am interested in.
I put settings: Pentium II MMX, 512 MB RAM, S3 Trio 16 MB Vram, Sound Blaster 16, USB, Network
But I don't have files that has been at address: ftp://linuxadditions:password@care.connectix.com/users/linuxadditions

EDIT: btw. older Virtual PC versions might work better but as you said they emulate smaller PC. Virtual PC 3 has interesting feature to support 3dfx Voodoo card directly in your Mac PCI-slot, I haven't tested it.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 12:45:27 AM by teroyk »
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.