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By: Sewa PC

Sun, 23 Mar 2008 07:26:59 +0000

As you done, I also successfully installed Oracle Database 10g Express Edition on Ubuntu

By: Enos

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:56:44 +0000

I have the same set up...Vista+Ubuntu/Kubuntu. You only need 256 k but i recommend 512k to make it smoother. Also, as far as i know VPC by default emulates a PS2 mouse. and I think only version 6.06 Dapper supports it. When i attempted 7.10 it required a workaround to click the install icon on the desktop. This is why i had to use 6.06. Hope this helps

By: ethical

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:50:59 +0000

If you don't mind me asking, how much RAM do you have in your laptop for vista to run smoothly???

By: Robert Fitzgerald

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 04:57:21 +0000

Sorry about the BBCode, didn't realise that Wordpress doesn't support it, the link is here

By: Robert Fitzgerald

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 04:54:59 +0000

When you installed Ubuntu, did you have any issues at all?

I tried to install 6.10 Ubuntu on VPC 2007 (on Win XP Pro though, not Vista as in your case) but I couldn't get the mouse to emulate on Ubuntu at all.

There is the exact same issue with 7.04 Ubuntu and a workaround on this forum but I haven't tried the 7.04 version on mine yet.

Have you run into any problems like this before? Apparently it's a kernal bug but I'm no programmer so I don't wanna mess with things :)

Let me know if you have any ideas.

Thanks, Robert.

By: Mushtaq Rahim

Sat, 05 May 2007 21:11:32 +0000

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on MS Virtual Machine. However, how do I actually get the active cursor/mouse to start navigating on it?

I also installed FC6 on another virtual machine and the key strokes I use are ctrl x alt but this does not work with Ubuntu

By: Dustigroove

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:17:43 +0000

To the first commenter: Take deeper breaths.

It's a fairly small post. I for one applaud and appreciate that he actually took the time to add the links - it saved me the time of searching for any of the pages myself.

By: ArcaneCode

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 04:16:30 +0000

Just following up to make myself clear, if you are seeing the splash screen, you have the wrong ISO.

You need the alternate installer ISO, the text based one that does not have the splash screen you show. Again, see my post that describes where to get the alternate installer from.


By: ArcaneCode

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 03:43:23 +0000

If you downloaded the standard 6.10 ISO, you'll have some major problems, I could never get it to install either. However, there's an alternate installer you can use to get 6.10 up and working. See my blog post for full details.


By: Mojo DEnbow

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 03:39:23 +0000

OK, I loaded Virtual PC 2007 on Vista, downloaded and captured the Ubuntu 6.10 iso but have not been able to advance the install progress bar beyond a certain point after three tries. Tips/tricks/suggestions?