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# 143693 23-Apr-2014 21:54
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Its not booting, just closes.

I have the i386 iso, 2 gigs assigned to the VM

Tried the F6 and then escape and adding in vga=791 noreplace-paravirt options which was enough to get something ages ago booting and working.

Dont really want to try virtualbox like most threads seem to suggest as I use windows XP mode still for a couple of things and they cant both be running at once from a previous go at using it.


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  # 1030185 23-Apr-2014 22:10
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try nomodeset and acpi=off, then there are some force options i cannot recall at present.

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  # 1030198 23-Apr-2014 22:17
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No joy with those either on their own or with the other ones.

Ah well. Will try another day.




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  # 1030896 24-Apr-2014 23:25
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Last time I had similar problems was booting ubuntu on powerpc. Got there in the end with yaboot video= options. This isn't going to help on x86 afaik.

Maybe try vga=773.

ok, the the video= option is also available on x86. Google for some examples or create from manpages.

From memory I may have used an option to turn framebuffer off. I got different behavior on restart and power down, so be aware there.

If w7vpc provides an option to change the video card and or pre-set a display resolution that might settle things down a bit also and a quick way around these issues.

That's my limit ; ). Best of luck there.

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