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Superproject resurrection

I have a set of CA-Superproject’s installation disks and it has been an ambition of mine to see if I can run it on a modern Laptop. My edition failed to run on Windows XP and when I read about W98 and Virtual Box, I decided to see if I could install SPJ on modern desktop platform. I liked SPJ for a couple of reasons, it’s much better than MS Project, it deals with time and money and it has a PERT view which I used to prefer for project planning because it aligns with product based planning in a way that Gnatt charts don’t. Here are my notes …

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Fedora 20

I need another Red Hat look alike and chose Fedora. My target is Virtual Box on Windows 8.1.
So remember,

  1. Install from Live CD, reboot
  2. yum install dkms binutils gcc make patch libgomp glibc-headers glibc-devel kernel-headers kernel-devel
  3. yum update
  4. reboot
  5. install guest additions, if that fails
    set & export KERN_DIR, for Fedora it’ll be in /usr/src/kernel, check that the source agrees with the running kernel version using ls /usr/src/kernel & uname -a and run it from the command line

I found this page at and this page at ‘if not true then false’, which talks about what to do in the case that the Kernel Source can’t be found. (see the comments about the KERN_DIR environment variable above).
Ubuntu now offers the Virtual Guest additions as a package, and page at the fedora project the fedora project suggests that this is available for Fedora, even if one has to add the rpmfusion repo to the sources.list. Managing Yum Repositories from the Sysadmin documentation describes how to add and enable repos to Fedora.

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Virtual Box

This page has been live for a long time. Sun Microsystems bought Innotek the authors of Virtual Box, an opensource virtualisation product in 2008. It permits Windows/Linux/Solaris guests on the same operating system. I probably started this page slightly later, my first oracle blog on it was dated May 2008. It mainly describes any guest installation tricks.
I have not been systematic in how I document my virtual box projects, some are on this page, some have their own articles, they should all be tagged;
The shared folder manager script has been uploaded to git, see, just in time to be replaced by launchd although there is a problem with systemd and vboxshares, or there was last time I checked.

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OpenSUSE and Virtual Box

I have been experimenting with an OpenSUSE Linux VM running in Virtual Box.
This is new to me, and I actually had some problems in making an 11.4 image, and compiling the shared folders helper for 11.3.
I have found these links as part of my work.

I need to document the Guest Additions problem and the 11.4 install problem, which I document on the forums in this thread.

opensolaris, virtualbox, GNOME & RAM 20 Nov 2009

Having been inspired at the Open Solaris usergroup in London on Wednesday, I installed an Open Solaris Virtual Box VM on my works laptop. I came across the guest additions bug in VB 3.0.10 and so upgraded to VB3.0.12 and chose the defaults for the VM. This includes setting the RAM at 768 Mb. (I think it checks how much RAM the host has and makes a recommendation based on that, I am running Windows Business 32 bit and can ‘see’ 3.45 Gb of RAM. ) Anyhow, it seems if the VM has under 1024 Mb of RAM the window manager won’t start. Simple enough to solve. See this thread at

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The windows software emulator, not more booze. Wine is not an Emulator, it seems. This was originally written in about 2011 when I tried to install NWN on my Mac (For more, see here….). As part of the rollforward from OSX 10.6, in 2013, I needed to rebuild the WINE implementation. I reorganised the wiki pages. There are several methods to install WINE, from source, using a package manager or using Wineskin, which I discuss on this wiki here. In March 2015, I added my notes on using Macports with WINE.

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This page is about my attempts to install NWN under WINE on my MAC. I finally got this working in March 2011 and then attempted to ensure that this page focuses on the NWN actions and runes, and that my WINE page deals with installing WINE on the MAC. I returned in 2014, to try and get NWN2 working. The page consists of several sections, my initial work in 2009, and the further work when I tried to install NWN2 after my Mavericks upgrade.
The sucessful install with Winery is documented in the section called Winery 2014.

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