[mythtv-users] MythTV Virtual PC

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Sep 28 15:46:22 UTC 2006


On Sep 28, 2006, at 9:29 AM, Jon Larson wrote:

> Brian Wood wrote:
>> On Sep 28, 2006, at 9:13 AM, Ben Dash wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Has anybody tried to run MythTV on a Virtual PC?
>>>
>>> Did it work?
>>>
>>
>> Do you mean the "VirtualPC" which is a specific Microsoft product for
>> running Windows or other OSes on a PPC Mac, or do you mean a virtual
>> machine in general, which would include several products for
>> virtualizing PC hardware?
>>
>> I've not tried any such method but you will probably get more
>> meaningful responses if you are more specific as to what you mean.
>>
>> I suspect such an endeavor is futile, as the speed penalty of
>> virtualization is extreme and there are often problems with specific
>> hardware drivers, but you never know.
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> It works on Microsoft Virtual PC, but the video has a hard time  
> keeping
> up (even on a P4 3.6Ghz host with 2 gig ram) so I really only use  
> it for
> testing... You might check out the VMware version--I think there's a
> Howto about it at knoppmythwiki.org


You have me confused. I thought MS VirtualPC ran on a PPC Mac to  
emulate PC x86 hardware. Your reference to running on a P4 would seem  
to contradict that.

Is there a VirtualPC version that runs on PC hardware, and if so why  
emulate an x86 on an x86?


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