Does anyone have experience, either positive or negative, installing Rtp
on a VirtualPC? I’ve gotten it to work to some extent, but there are
definite caveats. Any help or pointers would be appreciated.
VPC cannot boot from CD, so I am unable to boot from the Rtp CD. My
VPC has linux installed on one drive, but I can’t figure out how to
install Rtp on the second drive from linux.
If I boot the VPC with Win98, I can install Rtp onto the second
drive. I can then boot into Rtp. However, I’m having problems getting
Rtp to use the S3 Trio card properly. If I tell Rtp to use a particular
video mode that isn’t VESA or VGA (e.g. 800x600), the monitor is
configured to the correct resolution correctly (so I know that Rtp is
configuring the card fine), but graphics are not drawn to the screen
correctly. After a few seconds, the monitor reverts back to the previos
After booting in VESA graphics mode, I find that Rtp is significantly
unusable because of implicit monitor size assumptions in applications.
For example, I run the package installer and I cannot see, let alone
use, most of the controls because they are offscreen. What’s more, all
the edges of the window are offscreen, so I can’t even resize the window
to fit onscreen.
So, I am forced to keep a Win98 drive around just to boot into Rtp
because I cannot install from linux. I am forced to use VESA mode
because Rtp isn’t using the S2 Trio correctly. And I can’t use many apps
in VESA mode because the apps assume that the screen is larger than
Any help? Thanks in advance.
Eric Berdahl Intelligent Paradigm
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