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    Re: Installing ubuntu 10.04 LTS in Microsoft VPC

    Or you can try this set of instructions with screenshots and everything:

    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Instal...uterZen.com%29

    Quote Originally Posted by blurfocus View Post
    Frank,

    Maybe this way of restating the instructions will be more clear:

    1. create a new virtual hard drive for the VirtualPC virtual machine
    2. load the Ubuntu ISO into the virtual DVD (CD) drive.
    3. reboot the virtual machine from the virtual DVD drive
    4. press F4 a few times until you see the menu asking for a language
    5. press the ESC key
    6. Use the up/down arrow keys to make sure that you have selected "Try Ubuntu without Installing" option.
    7. press F6
    8. press ESC again
    9. use the backspace key to erase "quiet splash --" and then type "vga=788" instead (without the quotes)
    10. press ENTER to boot from the virtual DVD drive (try ubuntu without installing)
    11. after it boots, doubleclick on the icon that mentions "Installing Ubuntu"
    12. Once Ubuntu is installed, do _not_ reboot. Instead hit "Continue to Test"
    13. Click the Places menu at the top and choose the virtual hard drive from the list. It will have the capacity of the drive as part of the name e.g. "20GB Filesystem" or whatever. This will mount your hard disk so that the following commands will work.
    14. Now click the top left menu "Applications" and choose "Terminal" from the list. This will give you a command line prompt.
    15. Type the following commands:

    sudo mount -o bind /dev /media/<press TAB here to see the big number>/dev
    sudo chroot /media/<press TAB here>/ /bin/bash
    mount -t proc none /proc
    nano /etc/default/grub

    16. In the nano editor, replace "quiet splash" with "vga=788 noreplace-paravirt"
    17. put a # at the beginning of the GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT line to comment it out.
    18. save the file and exit the nano editor
    19. Now type: update-grub at the shell prompt. This is a command that will process the changes that you made to /etc/default/grub.
    20. now type: sync; exit; exit
    21. Then reboot the virtual machine
    22. If the reboot stalls out, then press the ENTER key

    At this point, it should boot the graphical Ubuntu login screen and present you with your username as one of the login choices.

    Note: other people came up with these instructions. I just combined them all into one post and explained some things in more detail.

    Good luck.

    -John

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    Re: Installing ubuntu 10.04 LTS in Microsoft VPC

    Thanks blurfocus!
    That's really great instructions with these nice screenshoots.


    Is this way also possible with Xubunto or Kubunto?
    I can't find "XX GB Filesystem" (


    Best regards
    Frank

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    Re: Installing ubuntu 10.04 LTS in Microsoft VPC

    Quote Originally Posted by franklin84 View Post
    Thanks blurfocus!
    That's really great instructions with these nice screenshoots.


    Is this way also possible with Xubunto or Kubunto?
    I can't find "XX GB Filesystem" (


    Best regards
    Frank
    I had the same problem with Xubuntu and solved it by installaing Disk Utility, available from the Ubuntu Software Center, while still in the LIVE mode.
    Very simple GUI for mounting stuff.

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    Re: Installing ubuntu 10.04 LTS in Microsoft VPC

    Hi!

    Sorry for my english but i'm portuguese!

    I was trying to do this but i'm not getting it.

    When i reboot my virtual pc appears to me that



    or that



    or something else but notting more happens...

    Can i get some help?

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    Re: Installing ubuntu 10.04 LTS in Microsoft VPC

    Hello!

    It works, but...

    I can't find any USB device like USB Stick or Hard-Drive!!

    Anyone the same Problem?


    Best regards,
    FRank

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