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Anyone got a dummy's guide to install linux in Virtual PC?

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    blowdart

    PC, not server. I want to get a miminal setup installed (gnome, firefox and digitalme, nothing more)

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    Angus

    blowdart wrote:
    PC, not server. I want to get a miminal setup installed (gnome, firefox and digitalme, nothing more)


    This:

    [Link]

    Might help. (I found it to be interesting [and helpful]).

    Angus Higgins

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    GoddersUK

    blowdart wrote:
    PC, not server. I want to get a miminal setup installed (gnome, firefox and digitalme, nothing more)


    Err, I installed Ubuntu 7.04 in VPC and didn't have any problems. You just set VPC's cd drive to the location of your ISO and proceed as per normal install.

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    blowdart

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    PC, not server. I want to get a miminal setup installed (gnome, firefox and digitalme, nothing more)


    Err, I installed Ubuntu 7.04 in VPC and didn't have any problems. You just set VPC's cd drive to the location of your ISO and proceed as per normal install.


    Yea; I have no mouse during the GUI part of the install. Is that normal?

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    GoddersUK

    Is this ununtu?

    If so, no I don't think so.

    I'll fire up VPC and remind myself what happens.

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    Angus

    blowdart wrote:
    
    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    PC, not server. I want to get a miminal setup installed (gnome, firefox and digitalme, nothing more)


    Err, I installed Ubuntu 7.04 in VPC and didn't have any problems. You just set VPC's cd drive to the location of your ISO and proceed as per normal install.


    Yea; I have no mouse during the GUI part of the install. Is that normal?


    Try the "alternative installation" ISO file. (This should use the [superior {in my opinion} text installation {hence no mouse is needed}]).

    Angus Higgins

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    GoddersUK

    Angus wrote:
    
    Try the "alternative installation" ISO file. (This should use the [superior {in my opinion} text installation {hence no mouse is needed}]).

    Angus Higgins


    Won't VPC through a wobbly with that because it doesn't use enough colours or something?

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    Erisan

    If I need a small install I usually use Debian's netinst CD image.

    http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/

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    GoddersUK

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    PC, not server. I want to get a miminal setup installed (gnome, firefox and digitalme, nothing more)


    Err, I installed Ubuntu 7.04 in VPC and didn't have any problems. You just set VPC's cd drive to the location of your ISO and proceed as per normal install.


    Sorry, my working install is 6.0.6, not 7.04

    I can't get the 7.04 live cd to work well at all.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    OpenSuse is the best distro to use in VPC, in my experience.  Ubuntu's a big no--  they don't detect the VM's video card correctly, so to get it to work, you'll have to use the alternative install disk, then modify xorg.conf once you get it running just to get X working.  Suse doesn't have this problem--  you can just install and run.

    (don't know about Fedora or Debian on this issue)

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    JChung2006

    blowdart wrote:
    
    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    PC, not server. I want to get a miminal setup installed (gnome, firefox and digitalme, nothing more)


    Err, I installed Ubuntu 7.04 in VPC and didn't have any problems. You just set VPC's cd drive to the location of your ISO and proceed as per normal install.


    Yea; I have no mouse during the GUI part of the install. Is that normal?
    Add "i8042.noloop" to the kernel startup parameters in /boot/grub/menu.lst, and you should be good to go.  Google i8042.noloop, Ubuntu, and Virtual PC for detalis on what that actually does.

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    tgraupmann

    There's a VMWare image all ready to go for SUSE which has everything you are looking for.

    http://www.tagenigma.com/geeklog/article.php?story=20060102145621781&query=suse

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    blowdart

    tgraupmann wrote:
    There's a VMWare image all ready to go for SUSE which has everything you are looking for.

    http://www.tagenigma.com/geeklog/article.php?story=20060102145621781&query=suse


    Uh-huh. And considering I said Virtual PC rather than VMWare?

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    TimP

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToConfigureUbuntuForMicrosoftVirtualPC2004


    Check out the Mouse section, there's a kernel parameter you need to pass at boot. There's a lot of other useful information on the page, too.

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    mikexkearney

    Sorry to butt in...is anyone using MS Virtual PC 2007?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

    I was just watching the demo and it said it was part of Vista, (a reason to migrate, apps wise) but I didnt even know it was included in the new of OS...was this pulled from Vista?

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    alwaysmc2

    mikexkearney wrote:
    Sorry to butt in...is anyone using MS Virtual PC 2007?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

    I was just watching the demo and it said it was part of Vista, (a reason to migrate, apps wise) but I didnt even know it was included in the new of OS...was this pulled from Vista?

    I'm using that right now.  I'm pretty sure I had to install it separately though.

    So I used the alternative ISO to install Ubuntu 7.10 and now I get this weirdness:


    I was talking to a friend of mine who virtualizes Ubuntu through Parallels and he said he had to modify the xorg.conf file too...

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    alwaysmc2
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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    mikexkearney wrote:
    Sorry to butt in...is anyone using MS Virtual PC 2007?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

    I was just watching the demo and it said it was part of Vista, (a reason to migrate, apps wise) but I didnt even know it was included in the new of OS...was this pulled from Vista?


    Virtual PC is a separate install and works in XP or Vista.

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