Installing ubuntu 8.04 on Microsoft Virtual pc 2007

I am pleased to say that Ubuntu 8.04 is probably the easiest install I
had to do with VPC yet! One quick reminder before we begin, when acting
within VPC your mouse will be "imprisoned or trapped by the virtual
computer. You will not be outside the movement. In order to get
liberated, push only on the alt key on the right. The left will not
work, the right side of your keyboard. To begin with, create a new
Virtual PC. For a tutorial, see if my gradually learning or video
tutorials if you need more instructions.

Now, before you become distraught and start with the wailing and
gnashing of teeth, note I said “standard install model”. There is a way
to get it working.

Before you get started, spend a few minutes getting familiar with
VirtualPC if you have not already done so.Since I had the space, I used
768 meg of ram, and left space at the lack of jol 16. If you can, at
least 512 meg of ram for good performance to try and use. Use the CD
menu option to the Desktop ISO to catch you Ubuntu, downloaded, or if
you really making the CD drive and have that catch.

Here is installing Ubuntu 8.04 on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007:-

  1. Use the CD menu option to capture the desktop ISO you downloaded from Ubuntu.
  2. The first screen to come up, asks for the language. Select your
    language, and press Enter to continue.I just took the default of
  3. Now press Press F4 to select an alternate starting mode. When it
    pops up, change to Safe graphics mode, and press Enter.Now select the
    harvest " Try Ubuntu Without any change to your computer" and press
    enter. Pluk "not Install Ubuntu option", I kept getting errors when
    trying VPC ready to install.
  4. Not to get shocked if the screen goes black for a while, you will
    see what mutilated graph. This is perfectly normal, it is only by and
    OK when did Ubuntu do it’s thing gets.
  5. After the boots were in the living sessional test environment should
    be. Click the Install icon twice to start installation process.
  6. Now it will ask for the time zone. Set your time zone and click Forward.
  7. Now it will ask to specify your keyboard. Do it and now it will ask
    you how your disk space allocated to. Since we are in a virtual
    environment, made the most sense for the defects only and forward
    button.It will take time (around 6- 8 minutes) for the disks to be
    prepared and proceed to the next screen.
  8. On the next screen, enter your name, your Ubuntu login name, password and name of the computer and finally click Forward
  9. Here you will find Step 6 missing, but don’t where you may
    get confused.Apparently even without the missing step 6, the installer
    has everything it needs. Just click Install to begin the install
    process.It will take around 45-60 minutes for ubuntu to install
  10. On the Virtual PC menu click CD, and release the cd. Then click on the Restart now button inside VPC. 

If the restart does not happen on its own, then in the Virtual PC menu
click Action –> Reset. Shut down the Virtual PC 2007 session while
saving the state. Start the Virtual PC 2007 session again and it will
boot fine.The boot process does take a few minutes and you will see a
text or other than the black screen about 90 seconds to see. Then to
the big Ubuntu logo and the orange bar as it loads. You’ll mutilated
some graphics for a few seconds, then finally the login screen will

Add the “noreplace-paravirt” to the kernel boot line.
Once it gets to dig, interrupt the boot and add "noreplace-paravirt" to
the line of the Kernel again.To do this, here are the steps:-

  1. Press Esc key while grub is visible
  2. Here you will have 3 options to select from. Forget the first one
    “Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic” selected and press “e”
  3. On the next page, select the second entry that reads “kernel /boot/vmlinuz…” and press “e” again
  4. Now in the command line ends with xforcevesa, Hit space bar and add noreplace-paravirt to that line and press Enter
  5. You will return to the previous selection screen with the input is
    taken kernel /boot/vmlinuz… still selected. Now press b and it should
    boot correctly. 

Now its time to fix the Network.
Make sure the first network to a network card in your computer mapped.
For more instructions on this, see my video, Virtual PC Advanced
Assemblies. After that, click the network icon in the upper right of
the toolbar.Then just pick Wired Network. Once connected you’ll be free to visit your Websites.

Sound issue after installation.
While completing the over all process, i found some sound issue on my system. If you also face so, than fix it with these steps:

  1. Type sudo nano /etc/rc.local on the command line and press Enter
  2. Now type modprobe snd-sb16 on a new line at the end of the lines but
    before exit 0. Ctrl + O to write out, enter to accept the name, Ctrl +
    X to close
  3. Now just Restart Ubuntu and you will be done.

Recommended minimum requirements.
Ubuntu should run reasonably well on a computer with the following
minimum hardware specification. However, features such as visual
effects may not run smoothly.

  1. 700 MHz x86 processor
  2. 384 MB of system memory (RAM)
  3. 8 GB of disk space
  4. Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution
  5. Sound card
  6. A network or Internet connection  


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