[kwlug-disc] Running Ubuntu 1-4 in a VM on Windows

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jul 3 18:26:02 EDT 2012


Verify the checksum of you install media just to be sure all the bits
are there and in the correct order.

I've had trouble with 12.04 in VMware (crashes, stuck CPUs...) and
VMware on 12.04 (doesn't compile...).  The most straightforward solution
I've found is to run 12.04 in VirtualBox.





On Tue, 2012-07-03 at 18:19 -0400, unsolicited wrote:
> Your best bet will be to bring it with you to the meeting Monday where 
> there will be lots of bodies in close proximity, many of whom will be 
> glad to help as they can.
> 
> Are you able to boot the DVD as a Live CD successfully? (Sometimes when 
> video doesn't come up live it's because it hasn't guessed a very good 
> resolution. You can change that via a boot option once you get to the 
> menu screen where it asks you if you want to boot the live version.)
> 
> When you do get to the $ prompt, does running startx get you anywhere?
> 
> I get wanting to figure out how to do this / what's wrong and fixing it, 
> but if you just want to get going with it in the mean time, you might 
> download a pre-built vm. Be it from ubuntu.com or 
> https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/ubuntu-12-04-lts-desktop. 
> (For a vm / 2GB, 32-bit will serve you as well as 64-bit, and probably 
> better. Especially if you then want to migrate it to a non-64-bit 
> physical machine.)
> 
> The Ubuntu support mechanisms seem to be well attended, if that's useful 
> - http://askubuntu.com/ or http://ubuntuforums.org/. I've no doubt that 
> whatever it is you're experiencing, others will have too - the answer 
> will be out there. Somewhere.
> 
> On 7/3/2012 10:31 AM, Michael Savage wrote:
> > I have a Windows 7/64 Bit machine with 4G ram, 1G HDD. My virtual
> > machine is VMWare
> >
> > I downloaded the 64 bit desk top version of Ubuntu.
> >
> > I created a VM called Ubuntu, and installed via the iso image I downloaded.
> > (All of this was done graphically.) I set aside 2G RAM, and 50G HDD
> > space for the VM.
> >
> > Now when I try to run the VM, the following happens. ...
> > I get a message that ends with "Please wait for the graphical
> > environment to launch."
> >
> > So I wait this is what happens.
> > Starting AppArmor profiles.
> > Skipping profile...
> > Down to * checking Battery state -Which is ok.
> >
> > It hangs at:
> > /etc/rc.local: ./run_upgrader.sh: not found
> >
> > It waits here for about a minute and then the screen goes blank and does
> > nothing.
> >
> > I can login with my name and password and get $ prompt of Ubuntu, but I
> > really would prefer to use the graphical environment to start.
> >
> > What is happening and how can it be corrected?
> >
> > TIA,
> > Mike
> >
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