[OS X TeX] Installation of MiKTeX in a Windows 7 VM under MacOSX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Feb 5 10:09:38 CET 2010

On Feb 4, 2010, at 5:17 PM, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:

> I have just joined this list, and I wonder if anyone has reported on problems with the installation of MiKTeX 2.8 under Windows 7 in a Parallels virtual machine?  I am simply unable to complete the install, and I cannot think of any remedies which I have not tried.  The installation breaks down somewhere in the middle every time, at different places every time I run the installation file.  On the other hand, I have to admit that I am a newbie in respect to both MacOSX and Parallels.  In other words, ignorance on my part  might be a factor.
> And, yes, I know, the next question will be, why do you not do LaTeX under MacOSX instead?  The reason is simple:  I have problems with the installation of some (at the time: one) package (floatflt) under MacTex.  I have had generous help from one user of this list (Benoît RIVET) on that particular problem, but I wonder if there may be other problems lurking around as well.  As always with computers you have to be slightly paranoid.  Computers are completely neutral, in a somewhat malicious manner.  Therefore, having more than one alternative to produce the documents you need is a good strategy.
> Tom


What kind of problems have you had with the installation of the floatflt package? That might be an easier way to solve your problem? Where are you trying to install the package? Did you compile the ins file?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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