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Linux and Virtual PC

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#1 DnDer


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Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:33 PM

I'm just having trouble getting it to work with any of the distros I've picked.

I create the virtual HD, and start the computer, then I capture the iso of the distro and reboot. Ubuntu gives me the install screen, and runs a check then halts. SuSe lets me select install, and then goes to a black screen. I couldn't get Fedora to cooperate at all.

What's the trick? MS's Virtual PC has the capability. I must just be building it wrong?

PREDICTION: "Why not just use a live CD to sample your distros?" Because I'd like an OS up and running and functional while I explore and tinker with Linux. I really hate to crash the machine while leqarning something in terminal and then not have a way to learn how to recover it (ie, wiki or google or bc forums) when I exploded it.

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#2 mas_pogi


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Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:41 PM


Virtual PC doesn't support linux in term of VM addition aside from Suse and Redhat if I am not mistaken. But I already tried installaing Gutsy and Damn small linux in it. However I am not that happy because it doesn't have an VM addition. VM addition helps in like automatic mouse capture, drag and drop of files between host and guest.

Installing Ubuntu in VPC. Google
Ubuntu + Virtual PC + Arcanecode

For Damn small linux,
You can find the instruction in their forum.

If you can't make it work, try using Virtualbox. I have ran several distros in it without
a problem. Runs smoothly.


Edited by mas_pogi, 08 March 2009 - 10:49 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:59 PM

I run my ISO's with QEMU
qemu -cdrom mylinux.iso


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