Anyone know how to install Ubuntu in Parallels from the disc?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VoodooDaddy, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Ive found 100 different sites that show how to install from the iso, but I had them send me the discs which I just got today. When I start the virtual machine it says something like "no boot device available, press enter to continue." Can you not install from the disc like you can with Windows?
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

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    You have to change the boot sequence so that the CD-ROM loads first. That or pick the disc image of Ubuntu as your CD-ROM.
     
  3. VoodooDaddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    cdrom is set as first boot sequence. You cant select the cd under the disc image option either. There is no iso image on the disc.
     
  4. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Make sure it's the right version of Ubuntu. They make an x86, x86 64-bit, and PPC. If you have the wrong one, you won't be able to install it.
     
  5. VoodooDaddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its the ppc version.
     
  6. VoodooDaddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got it. Instead of using the mac disc I used the pc disc. Installed but its totally unusable. I only have 512mb ram, but come on. I can use XP without much problem, but I could barely move the mouse around in Ubuntu.

    Oh well, another failed attempt to try out Linux. I realize its not really any fault of Ubuntu but I would have thought it would run at least as well as XP inside parallels.
     
  7. disconap macrumors 68000

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    This question is answered in the Parallels FAQ:

    http://www.parallels.com/en/support/faq/

    About halfway down.

    Also, the PPC version of Ubuntu wouldn't work on an intel mac, as the intel mac isn't a PPC machine, it's x86.
     

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