[time-nuts] Looking for Wavecrest Visi

Joseph Gray jgray at zianet.com
Thu Apr 12 20:59:42 EDT 2007


Yep, you missed where I also recommended just that possibility.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Suhar" <msuhar at woh.rr.com>
To: "'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'" 
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Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Looking for Wavecrest Visi


>I have not been following this thread but I noticed some discussion of dual
> boot.  Virtualization options now exist that will allow a host system, be 
> it
> Linux or Windows, to run other operating system as images simultaneously.
> You are limited mostly by memory on the host system so this would not be 
> an
> option for older motherboards with low memory and a slow CPU but keep it 
> in
> mind if you have a newer and faster system.  VMware has one of the best 
> and
> the server product is free.  Microsoft has just released Virtual PC 2007 
> and
> I think it is free as is Microsoft virtual server R2.  Of course you still
> need to have a license for each operating system you are running as a
> virtual image.
>
> There may be hardware considerations/limitations if you need to interface
> with the outside world on USB or serial from the virtual image. Network
> connectivity is normally not an issue.
>
> The Microsoft versions don't particularly care for Linux (imagine that) so
> the VMware product would be the better choice and the performance is 
> better.
>
> See the link for VMware server product:
> http://www.vmware.com/pdf/server_datasheet.pdf
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of SAIDJACK at aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 6:56 PM
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Looking for Wavecrest Visi
>
>
> In a message dated 4/12/2007 15:32:53 Pacific Daylight Time,
> jgray at zianet.com writes:
>
> Another  way to dual boot that would be a lot easier than trying to graft
> Win98  onto a WinXP drive is to just use another drive for Win98. Even a 
> 1GB
>
> drive would do. Most modern motherboards allow you to select which drive 
> to
>
> boot from. If you do this, I would temporarily disconnect the WinXP  drive
> while installing Win98, just to be safe.
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I will try that. The motherboard is somewhat old since I have an ISA  GPIB
> card, so not sure if it does dual boot. It does host XP though.
>
> thanks again,
> Said
>
>
>
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