Turbotax, MS Flight Simulator, and Wintv USB2 install, but will not execute

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 27 18:37:44 UTC 2008


On 05/27/2008 07:56 AM, Harry Wert wrote:
> An appeal for Help or Leads.
> 
> I have separately posted this exact message to the Virtualbox List. I am 
> posting here to see if I can garner any leads, and apologize for taking 
> this liberty for what is most likely not a Ubuntu problem.
> 
> I have Googled to death with no helpful return(s). I have Virtual Box
> running on Ubuntu Hardy with Windows Xp as a Guest. Most Programs I have
> tried to install run satisfactory. So far, the most notable exceptions
> are Turbotax, MS Flight Simulator, and Wintv USB2. All three install
> with NO errors. Turbotax and Wintv USB (Tvtime) run under Hardy (wine
> for turbotax, and tvtime for Wintv.) so I can rule out Hardware.
> 
> Using virtualbox and Xp:
> 
> o Turbotax will briefly show the "hourglass" but the program never 
> starts. No error messages.

How much memory have you allocated? I've had similar problems when I was
trying 3 different versions of OpenOffice at the same time in Win2KP;
the 3rd OOo would hourglass & dismiss. I finally restarted the session
with an added 100MB of memory and then all three opened just fine.





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