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# 21396 25-Apr-2008 08:58
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http://www.ubuntu.com/

NZ mirrors:

http://mirror.ihug.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/8.04/
http://linux.citylink.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/8.04/

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# 126265 25-Apr-2008 09:04
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Will it install on Virtual Server or Virtual PC, without having to change display resolution, etc?

I always wanted to try, but never managed to get it working quite well on a virtual environment...






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  # 126266 25-Apr-2008 09:07
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Well it does have Xorg 7.3 that allows dynamic resolution configuration.  Not sure if it will help! look here in the release notes:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/804overview

 
 
 
 


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  # 126282 25-Apr-2008 11:41
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You can also try WUBI. That allows you to install Ubuntu like a Windows application. You can then dual boot into it, but you don't need to re-partition your harddrive. And if you don't want it anymore, you can just remove it with add/remove program.

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  # 126296 25-Apr-2008 13:41
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Giving it a go with WUBI now. Some nice download speeds from citylink


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  # 126312 25-Apr-2008 14:23
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When I try to install it in Virtual PC I get the following after selecting any of the options from the menu (After selecting the language). I get the 'Loading Kernel' progress bar then bam:



Get further with Virtual Server, however the GUI is all crazy!



Running setup in Safe Graphics mode in Virtual Server seems to work well tho, installing now.

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  # 126348 25-Apr-2008 19:20
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I've already pre-ordered a few (10) Ubuntu discs from ShipIt.

Been doing so for the last 3 years.

Though I'm downloading too just to test it out in VMware and VPC.




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  # 126369 25-Apr-2008 20:27
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Just to tell you - it works in VPC '07:



At boot prompt, select English, then press F6. Remove the flags from and including quiet, and add vga=771. Boot as normal to the screwed up desktop.
  • CTRL-ALT-F1
  • sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • Add the line:

    DefaultDepth 16

    to Section "Screen"
  • CTRL-X
  • Y
  • ENTER
  • CTRL-ALT-F7
  • CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE
After a 10 sec wait I got what I have above!

EDIT: Read my post again - just added more to boot up with (at least what I did to make this work), as I retraced my steps...




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  # 126467 26-Apr-2008 11:42
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It's running in Virtual Server, although very slow.

Wont run in VPC on my Laptop tho (Celeron Processor). Seems it doesnt like the processor.

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  # 126502 26-Apr-2008 16:25
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I'll give it a go in VirtualBox later. Interested to see if the graphics problem exists there as well.

I'm slowly converting away from VirtualPC/Server, although that is a different thread altogether!

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  # 126510 26-Apr-2008 18:12
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It works perfectly (sound, graphics, networking, the lot) in VMware Server...

Pretty fast too (apart from slight flickering of the mouse cursor)




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  # 126522 26-Apr-2008 21:00
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Upgraded from Gutsy Gibbon to Hardy Herron on a desktop, and it went through without any mishap.

Was a little concerned at first, as during the upgrade I was following a thread in the Ubuntu forum with regard to upgrades, and a few users were having different issues. 


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  # 126533 27-Apr-2008 07:33
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The wubi install of ubuntu worked fine for me .. i see same old gnome desktop however when I tried to install the kubuntu kde4 it did not want to recognise my intel 82852/82855 gm/gme graphics controller and make the screen look real big and unable to login. Anyone else having this experience, as I was looking forward to KDE 4 release!

I guess I have to wait for opensuse to release their KDE 4 version on version 11.

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  # 126549 27-Apr-2008 11:11
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I've upgraded from Gutsy to Hardy on one of my work laptops and have had no major problems.  VMware workstation and Cisco VPN client need a few tweaks after the kernel upgrade but that wasn't too painful at all.

I've flirted with different distros over the years and have always found myself going back to windows cause everything (usually) just works wihtout too much fuss.  Since installing Gutsy 2 months back I've not used Windows at all at home.  In fact I even do all my work from home on my Ubuntu laptop - Cisco VPN client and TS client back into the office works sweeet...

Gutsy 7.10 is the first desktop linux distro I have really been this impressed by.  Everything just worked!  No stuffing around to get Wifi/NICs/Video/Audio to work.  The upgrade to Hardy 8.04 was relatively painless and overall things are a lot more stable.

I'd recommend this current release of Ubuntu to anyone contemplating the switch over from Windows.  I've held off on upgrading to Vista at home for a long time.  The way things are working for me now with Ubuntu I don't think I ever will go Vista.

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  # 126580 27-Apr-2008 15:17
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i just tried to install on my laptop. It went well until i tried to open ubuntu and it took kept me on a blackscreen with ubuntu@ubuntu:~S as a command line .

Any suggestions?

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  # 126581 27-Apr-2008 15:21
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Did you install the server edition?

Otherwise, try "startx"




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