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Virtual PC crashes when trying to install ubuntu 8.1

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by P4-630, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. P4-630

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    Virtual PC 2007 SP1 crashes when trying to install ubuntu 8.1.

    I hit F4 and then select “Safe Graphics Mode”. Then hit F6, and you’ll see the command line for the install. I delete the "quiet splash" and add vga=791 noreplace-paravirt at the end, press enter and the installation begins and vpc crashes soon after that:twitch:

    I also tried using "vesa vga" at the install command line but that does not work either.

    BTW I'm installing ubuntu from a virtual disc but that should not be a problem.
     
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    which virtual disc? daemon tools? you shouldn't install a virtual machine using a virtual disc. also, if you already have the .iso you shouldnt have to mount it while installing it as a VM, just set it to the .iso on install.

    anyway, id use virtual box if you want something simple like virtual pc.
     
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    i'll just throw out there that Virtual PC does not have official support for any linux distrobution. its possible to do it, but it usually requires playing with X server (or X "what ever" that graphic manager under linux is) I have to agree with Rhino and suggest using Virutal box. its free, and has a lot more useful features than Virtual PC, and i have found it a bit easier to use. Have XP Pro, Windows 98 and Mandriva 2010 RC2 images running under it. Seamless mode with XP under Vista is a life saver at work.
     
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    I use an iso with Alcohol 120% .

    I'm using VPC 2007 for other operating systems.
     
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    dont bother with virtual drives. u dont need to when you are installing an OS as a VM. also, if you want to run linux as a VM then i suggest using something like virtual box.
     
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    In my opinion Virtual Box is allot more stable than Virtual PC and faster.
     

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