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Problems installing SuSE Enterprise SP1 on Virtual PC 2007

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I'm getting problems installing SuSE Enterprise SP1 from the original DVD on Virtual PC 2007; basically the error is related problems reading the disc.

This DVD is protected against copies, but, I'm not sure if that would be the problem...

Virtual Server 2005 would be work better than  Virtual PC 2007 in a Windows XP environment?
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Question by:moralesrd
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by:smjain
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It's possible it's copy protection.  There are/have been issues like this with certain games and CD copy protection.
Can you make an ISO of the DVD?  Are you using VPC 2007 or 2007SP1?  

The base code for VPC and VS is forked from the same, so if it doesn't work on one, it probably won't make a difference with the other.  You can run both on the same system without issue.
Virtual Server has a different feature set, so whether it would be a better solution for you on XP depends on what you're going to be doing with the VM.
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by:jgiordano
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I am not sure if Microsoft virtual PC supports  Linux

this is from their web page:

his release of Virtual PC 2007 SP1 provides updates to existing features and introduces support for the following:

    * Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise operating systems as a host operating system
    * Windows Vista with SP1 Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise as a guest operating system
    * Windows Server 2008 Standard as a guest operating system
    * Windows XP with Service Pack 3 as both a guest and host operating system

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/support.mspx


There are other free options like Virtual Box, VMware Server
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by:alextoft
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The SuSE DVD is not copy protected.

The problem is Virtual PC. It sucks. It was a very weak product when MS acquired it, and it has not improved much. Sorry to be so blunt, but they be the facts. VMware or VirtualBox will experience no such problems.

Microsoft give software away in 2 instances:
1. To crush a competitor with a superior product.
2. It's crap, and noone would pay for it.
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moralesrd earned 0 total points
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For any reason the original DVD (from Novell) is protected against copies; and, if you try to use it to install the OS trough Virtual PC 2007 the installation will fail.... however, using the SuSE 10 SP1 ISO image from Novell the installation work with no problems...
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