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May 3rd, 2008, 08:39 PM
Hello, this is my third experience with ubuntu and none of them have been good. I have had to wipe my drive multiple times and i am a little uncertain about the following install option that i have decided to attempt.

I downloaded a program called Q which is available from
Install works fine up too a certain point where I get a message ( screen shot attached ) and then I don't know what to do. It is not a disk burning problem as "Q" doesn't require a disk and can install off .iso files.

Included is the screen shot of the coding I get and my hardware overview
Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
SMC Version: 1.8f2
Serial Number: ****************
Any help A.S.A.P. is appreciated

May 3rd, 2008, 08:43 PM
well thats a disk image installer (the format used for mac OS)
what is this application used for?
It doesnt say much on its front page.

May 3rd, 2008, 08:57 PM
The application allows you emulate operating systems with out dual booting. It does this through a Guest pc system

Edit: i know dual booting isn't emulation

May 3rd, 2008, 09:06 PM
ah, like a virtualmachine, well in that case we have our own virtual machine softwares here.
have you tried virtualbox?
there are dozens of soultions for you.
what are you looking to emulate might I ask?

May 3rd, 2008, 09:14 PM
Well the overall objective of my installing of ubuntu is to run steam and then team fortress 2 on my mac,(displayed above) if there is a simpler way to do this through osx please share

May 3rd, 2008, 09:17 PM
ah, have you tried wine for that?
I know wine causes some people issues but I am unsure if you tried it or not.

May 3rd, 2008, 09:19 PM
I wasn't aware that there was a stable version of wine available thank you i will try that and report back in a little while.:)

May 3rd, 2008, 09:22 PM
well wine can be a bit jittery granted.
I am unsure if its got those kinds of bugs worked out or not, I dont use wine for games so I cant help you there.
still if you need a virtual machine, I know of a few that might help you.
The best one I have toyed with is virtualbox, as its given me the least amount of issues concerning.
Good luck in any case.

May 3rd, 2008, 09:26 PM
I am feeling very confused about this, it seems that wine for my mac would still be in production

May 3rd, 2008, 09:29 PM
you mean emulating windows apps in OSX right?
there is another matter, you may have to settle for crossover for OSX if I get the gist of what you are saying