Friday, October 16, 2009

IMAC back to the past

A brand new IMAC 24inch computer and one of the first things I do is......install VirtualBox
and load up Windows 2000! Basically for Storm 3 and Paint Shop Pro which are programs I use in my spare time.

However getting w2k installed was almost to much trouble. The exact problem detailed in the VBox manual (11.2.3). It suggests a delay of 1! it failed, setting it to 5 and it failed, setting it to 10........ and it failed. Almost about to give up but then.....

In the end I used a delay of 20
VBoxManage setextradata windows-2000 "VBoxInternal/Devices/piix3ide/0/Config/IRQDelay" 20

where "windows-2000" is the name of my virtual machine. It took a long time to install but at least it did install. And remember to reset after the install.

VBoxManage setextradata windows-2000 "VBoxInternal/Devices/piix3ide/0/Config/IRQDelay" 0

Now Arturia the company that make Storm 3 are making me wait for a license. I have sent an email request as the online registration failed. Storm 3 does have a Mac version but this must be for the power pc Macs. Loading the CD into my Intel Mac and rosetta installed but some Java error occurred and it failed to start. So back to my w2k virtual box and it runs, but .... until Arturia respond with a license it will stop.........

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