View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing in Microsoft Virtual Machine

April 25th, 2008, 01:21 PM
I just downloaded and burned Ubuntu 8.04 to a CD, and I want to install it in a VM so I can play around with it. I have Microsoft Virtual PC on my Windows XP machine, and have successfully installed Ubuntu 6.06 in it right now. However, when I attempt to install Ubuntu 8.04 in a VM, it resets the VM machine as soon as I start the installation. Is anyone aware of how I can install this in a VM, or do I HAVE to have a physical machine? Will VMWare work better for this sort of thing? I tried using it once, but didn't have much success.

Thanks for any help anyone can offer.


April 25th, 2008, 11:02 PM
OK. I was not able to get the installation to work in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. However, I downloaded and installed VirtualBox, and I was able to get all the way through the installation in that. however, upon boot, I get the following error:

This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

Any ideas what to do now?


April 26th, 2008, 04:38 AM
I got the same error when I tried installing Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS on VirtualBox in Xubuntu.. ideas anyone?