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    Angry HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    Has anyone successfully ran Parallels Desktop 4 under OpenSUSE 11.4?
    If so, could you please share how to do it?

    I have not been able to move to 11.3 and now 11.4 because of that.
    Even the latest kernel in 11.2 had to be back-tracked.

    Thank you in advance,

    - Itai
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    Default Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    On 05/20/2011 07:06 AM, idanan wrote:
    >
    > I have not been able to move to 11.3 and now 11.4 because of that.
    > Even the latest kernel in 11.2 had to be back-tracked.


    that is because it is _required_ by Parallels...

    apparently the Parallels software not being updated to run with more
    modern kernels..

    see here:
    http://www.parallels.com/eu/products...-requirements/ and
    take your pick of:

    Code:
    Linux distributions
    
    Debian 5.0
    Fedora 11
    Mandriva 2009
    OpenSUSE 11.1
    RHEL 5.3
    SLES 11
    Ubuntu 9.04
    you might wanna try VBox, VMWare, XEN or some other VM..

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    Unhappy Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    Yeah I knew that much but VMWave is trapped at 11.2 as well. Xen is limited to 10.3 and VBox is at 11.3, at least it is closer but still outdated.

    I understand these software have an intimate connection with the OS but it
    getting ridiculous that changes in Linux constantly break these things.

    I was hoping there could be a workaround.

    Thanks anyways!

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 05/20/2011 07:06 AM, idanan wrote:
    >
    > I have not been able to move to 11.3 and now 11.4 because of that.
    > Even the latest kernel in 11.2 had to be back-tracked.


    that is because it is _required_ by Parallels...

    apparently the Parallels software not being updated to run with more
    modern kernels..

    see here:
    System Requirements - Parallels Desktop 4 for Windows & Linux and
    take your pick of:

    Code:
    Linux distributions
    
    Debian 5.0
    Fedora 11
    Mandriva 2009
    OpenSUSE 11.1
    RHEL 5.3
    SLES 11
    Ubuntu 9.04
    you might wanna try VBox, VMWare, XEN or some other VM..

    --
    dd CAVEAT: C A V E A T
    [NNTP via openSUSE 11.4 [2.6.37.6-0.5] + KDE 4.6.0 + Thunderbird 3.1.10]
    Dual booting with Sluggish Loser7 on Acer Aspire One D255
    - Itai
    http://www.cybernium.net

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    Default Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    What do you mean VBox is at 11.3? There are VBox packages for 11.4.

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    Default Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    idanan wrote:

    >
    > Yeah I knew that much but VMWave is trapped at 11.2 as well. Xen is
    > limited to 10.3 and VBox is at 11.3, at least it is closer but still
    > outdated.

    Except xen (which I do not use), can you elaborate how vmware (which
    product?) and vbox are trapped at 11.2 and 11.3, I simply cannot see that.
    Both work with 11.4 as host and as guest.

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    Question Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    Well, I was assuming the documentation was correct. Sorry if that was a bad assumption, it did turn out to be correct for Parallels, although I managed to
    run it at 11.2 up to one kernel update ago.

    Those are the version numbers published on the official sites of these products.
    For VMWare I looked at the Workstation product but honestly I cannot make
    heads of tails out their products, the website abstract statements about each
    product not really saying what is different about it.

    Are you saying you know that VBox and VMWare both work under 11.4?
    It is officially supported? Or just an accident.... like Parallels on 11.2?

    Thanks in advance,

    - Itai

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    idanan wrote:

    >
    > Yeah I knew that much but VMWave is trapped at 11.2 as well. Xen is
    > limited to 10.3 and VBox is at 11.3, at least it is closer but still
    > outdated.

    Except xen (which I do not use), can you elaborate how vmware (which
    product?) and vbox are trapped at 11.2 and 11.3, I simply cannot see that.
    Both work with 11.4 as host and as guest.

    --
    PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.3 | GeForce
    9600 GT | 4GB Ram
    Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | nVidia
    ION | 3GB Ram
    - Itai
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    Default Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    Why don't you look at the download page of VBox and see that there is a package for 11.4 instead of speculating?

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    Default Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    Again which vmware product do you refer to? There are many. VMWare server
    you can forget, it is dead in the water and deprecated and will not work
    with newer linux versions.
    In general you will not find any official support by vmware for any non
    enterprise product if you ask for that. Second thing is that if you look on
    the vendor web sites for many products they are simply to lazy to update any
    compatibility statement since they do not take the effort to test that
    (again with some exception for the commercial enterprise versions of the
    operating systems).
    Can you add the link to what you think is the official page and check when
    it was the last time updated? Almost all vendors care a *** about the
    variety of linux distros out there and do not mention anything reliable
    about the versions it works with or not.

    Virtual box is official part of the openSUSE distribution including 11.4.

    VMWare player works on 11.4, VMWare Workstation works on 11.4, VBox works on
    11.4 as host operating system and all work with 11.4 also as guest operating
    system.

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    Default Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Why don't you look at the download page of VBox and see that there is a package for 11.4 instead of speculating?
    I was not speculating. I went to each site and searched for Host OS requirements. The VBox document is completely outdated apparently.

    Thank you for pointing out the download page has an 11.4 download! I'll try it under 11.2 first, if it suits my needs, then I'll be able to convert to 11.4 finally.

    Cheers
    - Itai
    http://www.cybernium.net

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    Default Re: HELP Trapped to OpenSUSE 11.2 By Parallels!

    Again, that would be WMWare Workstation.

    The product page:
    VMware Workstation: Run Multiple OS Including Linux & Windows7, on Virtual Machines

    Leads to these docs:
    http://pubs.vmware.com/ws7_ace26/wwh...ntro.3.10.html

    It list OpenSUSE 11.2 64-bit as the latest OpenSUSE version and the file was modified Dec 21, 2009.
    You can understand my skepticism since Parallels give me nearly the same experience. Their product info page
    has NOT been updated for a while and neither has their product, apparently since it stops working under 11.2
    with the latest kernel.

    Really, I need a reliable source of information because I cannot upgrade to 11.4 (or anything else) without knowing
    that I will be able to work. That means I cannot simply try to see if something works under 11.4. I will try though
    to see if any of these other products is suitable for my needs under 11.2 once I get confirmation that something
    also works under 11.4. For now, that is only VBox.

    Thanks again!

    - Itai
    - Itai
    http://www.cybernium.net

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