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Win7 VirtualPC Linux install failure

  1. I downloaded:
    • debian-7.1.0-amd64-netinst.iso
    • ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386.iso
    After trying to install Debian, I think but not sure my problem was installing a 64-bit client. I'm not sure VirtualPC will handle 64-bit clients. Anyway after reading a few post through the forum, I think I should start with Ubuntu. After downloading Ubuntu and trying to get VirtualPC to mount the ISO, it errors out before it even starts. Something about "Segmentation Fault".
    • Is this due to allowing VirtualPC to create the partition?
    • Do I need to format the partition to a different file system before trying to install Ubuntu?
    I was hoping Ubuntu would format the partition for me. As it is I have no clue what partition type to use.
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    I recommend using Virtual Box. Try using it and see if that works. I dont think this is an issue, but do you have Virtualization enabled in BIOS?
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,142   +1,532

    If I can, I'd like to stay with VirtualPC, so I can keep all my virtual installs in one place. I have Windows XP Mode installed. I think virtualization is enabled, I'll have to check to be positive.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    Sorry but that is really all I can help you with. I am not really an expert with this. All I can recommend is that you try it with VirtualBox if you can (I know you want to use VirtualPC, but it may be worth a try to see if the error comes up in VB also).
     
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,142   +1,532

    Has anyone had luck installing Ubuntu within Virtual PC?

    I've just burned the ISO image to disk, and still getting the same errors.
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

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  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 6,142   +1,532

    Thats the exact procedure I went through on my own.

    I did take you up on the offer to try VirtualBox. Ubuntu installed fine in VirtualBox. I noticed there were a few options for compatibility with other Virtual Machines during install when choosing the type of virtual drive. I choose VHD in hopes it will be compatible with Virtual PC. I'm still a bit lost in Ubuntu for the moment, so it will be a little while before I check that theory.
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    Haha, best of luck man. Great to hear you switched to VirtualBox. It is Open source which means it is automatically awesome :D lol.
     


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