Got some time to install windows 7 on Ubuntu 8.04 using xVM virtual machine from sun; as a matter of fact the installation was trouble free and everything went very well with the first installation. Unlike my experience with xVM on windows which I had to do a number of times before I could get it running. Still the windows host is giving me start up issues.
- USB connectivity is fine in the guest operating system, I could access data from my 2.5″ external hard drive without any problems.
- Installed my HP 1012 printer easily again no problems.
- Installed Markbook 2008 and works fine
- Something that does not work too well in the virtual machine is the windows audio it crackles. I think it may be a driver issue, should play around with it to see if it can be changed.
Windows experience index for the virtual machine are as follows.
Gaming graphics 1.0
Primary hard disk 5.9
Mind you the video ram was 64 MB and 3D acceleration was not turned on.
So far both xVM 2.1.2 and Windows 7 are working fine and doing things as they should.