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Re: Migration / upgrade questions

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  • Loyal Barber
    ... Sorry Scott, but no, that is not how it works. I have 2X 2GB sticks on my laptop and it sees 3.5 GB. Loyal
    Message 1 of 16 , Jul 14, 2009
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      --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, Scott <scottro@...> wrote:
      >
      > On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 12:16:47PM -0500, Loyal Barber wrote:
      > > Jeff Lane wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > <snip>
      > What I've seen but never really tested--as its limit is 4GBG, and 4GB is
      > really 4096 it will see however many sticks of RAM are less than 4096.
      > That is, if you have 4 1 GB sticks, it will see 3 GB. If you have some
      > 512MB sticks of memory, it will see 3500. In other words, it subtracts
      > the value of the stick that pushes it over the f 4 GB limit.
      >
      >
      > I have NOT thoroughly tested this, so could be wrong, but is has been my
      > casual experience.
      >
      >
      > Scott Robbins
      > PGP keyID EB3467D6
      > ( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 )
      > gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6
      >

      Sorry Scott, but no, that is not how it works. I have 2X 2GB sticks
      on my laptop and it sees 3.5 GB.

      Loyal
    • MuskokaCowboy
      ... I copied the .VirtualBox folder to my new laptop and opened it up. Other than having to reactivate XP over the internet, all appears to be working fine.
      Message 2 of 16 , Jul 14, 2009
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        --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, "MuskokaCowboy" <muskokacowboy@...> wrote:
        >
        > --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, John Black <spam@> wrote:
        > >
        > > MuskokaCowboy wrote:
        > > > 1) can I do the same thing (copy the .VirtualBox directory) to copy my virtual XP machine or do I have to setup Windows again?
        > >
        > > Forgot to answer this one,
        > > I can't say for sure but in VMware I can move the directory containing
        > > my virtual machine onto any computer and launch it.
        > > It is only important to ensure that you don't attempt to run a 64bit OS
        > > on a 32bit installation. Since you mentioned that you installed the
        > > 64bit edition of your distro it should work.
        > >
        > > This is also why I burn a copy of my VM's directory onto DVD as soon as
        > > I am done with the installation + updates. This cuts down a 4hour ordeal
        > > of installing XP + Windows Updates to 20minutes by copying the VM from
        > > the DVD back to my drive, launching it and running Windows Updates to
        > > install the patches since I created the DVD.
        > >
        > > --
        > > John
        > >
        >
        > I am currently copying the folder over. I will report back on if it works.
        >
        > Thanks again,
        > Dave
        >

        I copied the .VirtualBox folder to my new laptop and opened it up. Other than having to reactivate XP over the internet, all appears to be working fine.

        Dave
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