Why can I not install a Linux distro on a Windows Virtual PC?

Simen Burud May 12, 2011

I have a little problem. When I try to install Ubuntu or any other other Linux distro on a Windows Virtual PC, the virtual machine shuts down while booting. It comes just past the BIOS, and the windows closes.

Anyone who know why this happens and how to solve it

  1. Simen Burud
    May 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

     Thank you, Virtualbox worked much better than Windows Virtual PC, so I will start using it instead, thanks again. :-)

  2. Anonymous
    May 15, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Virtual box i use and i have win 7 ultimate and i eun solaris, ubuntu, edbuntu, android, puppy linux and mint also vista and xp in virtual machines

  3. Anonymous
    May 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm

     vga=791 noreplace-paravirt (in the place "nosplash")
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron and Virtual PC ·

    Installing ubuntu 10.04 LTS in Microsoft VPC

  4. Mike
    May 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    RedHat and SuSe Linux guests are supported...Some Linux distributions must be installed in text mode, as they do not support Microsoft Virtual PC's emulated graphics chip. Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) must be installed in SafeMode, but does not require other changes.

    That's what Wikipedia says for Linux in Virtual PC.Personally I suggest some other Virtualization Software e.g.VirtualBox http://www.virtualbox.org/Qemu http://www.qemu.org/