Suggestions for Linux to run in parallels

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ollie Cromwell, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Ollie Cromwell macrumors member

    Ollie Cromwell

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    #1
    I have just installed Parallels on my shiny new Mac Pro (2.66ghz) and was wondering which Linux Distro is the simplest and most straightforward to install.

    I have tried Fedora Core 7 with no luck.

    Any suggestions? Does anyone know of any precompiled iso's that are set up to install specifically into parallels? I think i came across some somewhere but cant remember it.

    Any help, suggestions most appreciated.
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    #2
    nothing in particular, but you should try ubuntu.
     
  3. emotion macrumors 68040

    emotion

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    Try VMWare, there are more images for that available than for Parallels. VMWare is also free.

    That aside I'd try Ubuntu. I'm really surprised FC7 didn't work for you though. What was the problem?
     
  4. 4nr- macrumors regular

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    Definitely give ubuntu or xubuntu a shot. I myself use ubuntu on my macbook through parallels.
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    parallels has some special support for some special distroes. so altho Ubuntu is good, I don't think parallels support it well.

    good choice, AFAIK, are Fedora 6 or Mandriva
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  7. Viremia macrumors regular

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    I would suggest the latest version of Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

    If you do, there are some problems doing it, but this walkthrough should work fine (it did for me):

    Feisty Fawn Installation Walkthrough

    Good luck.
     

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