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Ubuntu 8.04 & Virtual PC

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Edit: It gets installed successfully but unable to use it.

Some of the comments to this blogpost had the resolution for installing ubuntu on Virtual PC

Hey folks,

Here’s another workaround for the processor error issue:

– At the prompt, press F4 and select “Safe graphics mode”.
– Then press F6 and delete the part that says “quiet splash –” and replace it with “vga=791 noreplace-paravirt”.

You can read about the “noreplace-paravirt” option in the Linux kernel documentation.

It will take a couple minutes to boot up. Technically you could leave the “quiet splash …” part in, but it would be easier to debug problems if you can see the kernel messages (the splash screen doesn’t work anyway). The vga=791 is also not absolutely required, but I find that it allows the system to boot a bit faster since it doesn’t have to rescan the video resolution.

Hope it helps.


 Ken Says:
May 7, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Using ‘Steves’ Fix:
F4 – Safe Graphics Mode
F6 – added “vga=791 noreplace-paravirt”

I edited the file below to make permanent:
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst

add the same “vga=791 noreplace-paravirt”
write and quit (:wq)
at the kernal bootline (near bottom of file)

Also did sound fix from “IAP”
sudo vi /etc/rc.local

add “modprobe snd-sb16″
(before exit 0)
write and quit (:wq)

Reboot – Works Great!!
Thanks Steve & IAP



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