That solved that dilemma, but I now have another.
Is anyone besides me having trouble with the latest versions of virtualbox? Whenever I try to install windows in a new virtualbox my system is freezing/locking up forcing a hard reboot. After a couple of these I'm having to reinstall Mate. Right now I'm running in "recovery" mode because of all the crashes. Mate will not boot up in normal mode.
This is what I'm wanting to do with virtualbox: I have a gardening database program written for Windows 95/98. The name of the program is "The Gardener's Notepad" and it was published by McCullum Software between 1997-99. It will load in Wine, PlayOnLinux, Crossover, and virtualbox running Windows XP. Under all of these, when I click on the "file" menu and select "create new database" the program crashes. It does the same thing in virtualbox when I try to run it in Windows 95 emulation mode.
It was a great program and there is nothing else that I can find on the market that does the same thing. I've thought about trying ReactOS in virtualbox, but before I do this I'm going to have to reinstall Mate and some older version of virtualbox that is more stable. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good stable version of virtualbox. Or is there another program that anyone is having luck with as a virtual machine?
I have been trying to debug the gardening program in wine. I noticed that PlayOnLinux is working on a Wiki that will eventually provide addin recommendations based on error messages from the debug program, but that isn't complete yet. With the growing interest in gardening, I've thought about trying to design a database in libreoffice base, but it would certainly be helpful if I could get the program to open to see how all the tables are linked together.
Is there some place on the Internet that says, "if your game/program was designed to run under Windows ??, then the most common addins needed for wine to run your program are xxx, xxx and xx?