April 20, 2007
Install Ubuntu 7.04 on Parallels Desktop
There's a discuss about Ubuntu 7.04 Live CD won't start in Parallels Desktop.
The simple workaround works for me.
Create a Guest OS with type Solaris, and change it to Linux after installation.
Another issue I have with Ubuntu 7.04 and PD is it can't shutdown gracefully.
I'm not a great Ubuntu fun now, I can live with it.
Maybe I should try VMWare Fusion. Hmm...
Posted by ginn at April 20, 2007 5:09 PM
Thanks for this, it really helped me out. I was having trouble installing Kubuntu 7.04 on Parallels and really beginning to worry that I had just wasted my time downloading the live CD image to find out that I should have gotten the Alternative install disc. However, I tried your idea of setting up the Guest OS type as Solaris and it booted up with no problems whatsoever, really appreciated!
Posted by: mach007 at April 23, 2007 6:25 PM
Good, it works, but I have started ubuntu as
otherwise it showed me a blank screen (I'm using Parallels Desktop Build 3188 with Ubuntu 7.04)
Posted by: Marcoloc at April 23, 2007 9:03 PM
Thx, with live vga=771 it worked.
Posted by: schlami at April 25, 2007 3:42 PM
Thanks for the info. It worked for me as well.
Posted by: Tyler Pedersen at June 13, 2007 3:20 PM