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    Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    Hi,
    I'm running Vista Business and am able to run XP in virtual PC 2007, but I can't install Gutsy. I get to the install screen, I choose 'Start or install' and a popup with /casper/vmlinz' appears I click OK and nothing!

    Any ideas?

    (I'm trying to impress my ex 'window app developer' boss here, LOL)

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    Are you sure that you want to run VirtualPC? Anecdotal reports are that VirtualPC 2007 is slow compared to VMWare.

    Please consider VMWare... or better yet, put Ubuntu on the real hardware and virtualize Windows.

    (sorry I had to say it)
    -nb
    I'd rather be lucky than good.
    Why, oh why didn't I take the blue pill?
    MARY MOTHER OF GOD MAKE IT STOP!

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    Virtualbox is also very good.
    http://www.virtualbox.org/

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    I'm at work so the choice isn't mine even so I looked at both suggestions. Is VMWare commercial software? I see a free VMWare player but will that give the same functionality as virtual PC?

    I installed Virtualbox but I've got to the same point. I can use the up/down keys to navigate the menu but when I hit enter it just locks up.

    Where next?

    (Boss impressed level not too high right now, lol. )

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    VMWare Server is free. It is about as free as VirtualPC from my understanding, but you may have to check with your legal department to verify. Odds are that if they read the VirtualPC license/EULA they won't like it any more than VMWare's.

    -nb
    I'd rather be lucky than good.
    Why, oh why didn't I take the blue pill?
    MARY MOTHER OF GOD MAKE IT STOP!

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    LOL, maybe so. I'm trying to convince the boss that spending 1000's of dollars on software isn't always necessary and this is how he want to see it running. We have enough boxes here to run a dedicated Linux box but you don't know how far I've brought him just getting him to agree to 'checking it out' in a virtual manager.

    I have DSL running in virtual box but Ubuntu (my flavor of choice at home) will stubbornly not do anything past the first screen.

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    If your boss insists on selecting your virtualization package, then he is setting you up for failure. He's probably a Microsoft drone, and is trying to create a situation where you will do something to jeopardize your employment. BE CAREFUL!
    -nb
    I'd rather be lucky than good.
    Why, oh why didn't I take the blue pill?
    MARY MOTHER OF GOD MAKE IT STOP!

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    Thanks for the concern but I'm safe as houses at this position, There's a shortage of quality PHP programmers in this neck of the woods. PHP is the one concession to OSS, but he sure is a fan of M$.

    Any ideas on my problem?

    I can't get DSL to install as it see hda1 as 0 bytes. I don't care if I can't install DSL but was just trying to see if I could. Ubuntu would be nice though

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    This is an Ubuntu forum and not Damn Small Linux... that being said I don't know why DSL is not able to detect your drive. See if you can get an Ubuntu CD somewhere. Never underestimate the bandwidth of a car full of CD's traveling down the highway at 70MPH.

    -nb
    I'd rather be lucky than good.
    Why, oh why didn't I take the blue pill?
    MARY MOTHER OF GOD MAKE IT STOP!

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    Re: Virtual PC 2007 and trying to install Gutsy

    Go with Virtual Box.. I wouldn't use anything of M$'s.

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