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10th March 2008, 03:46 PM #1
Ubuntu and VirtualBox
I wan't to run a VM on my XP desktop so i can play with Ubuntu Studio but i can't get it to work has anyone had Ubuntu running using Virtual Box?
I manage to get all the way through the install but when it reboots the CPU goes to 100% and just stays there. I've managed to run instances of Windows in Virtualbox so i'm pretty sure i'm using the software correctly.
10th March 2008, 03:55 PM #2
Had a similar problem with CentOS a while back. It turned out that I was using an emulated IDE interface for the hard drive rather than SCSI, CentOS didn't like it. Maybe worth reinstalling Ubuntu onto a virtual hard drive attached to a different virtual interface.
10th March 2008, 04:17 PM #3
Hi, i don't see an option for changing the interface type just multiple IDE type options can this be set when creating a VM?
10th March 2008, 04:23 PM #4
Yes, you'd need to create a new VM. It should give you the choice between buslogic and LSI-Logic SCSI adapters, use one of these instead of IDE.
10th March 2008, 04:56 PM #5
I can't seem to find that option if i look in General --> Advanced there are a few IDE options in there but nothing about SCSI. I don't have any SCSI hardware in my desktop PC will that matter?
10th March 2008, 06:37 PM #6
I had issues running Ubuntu server in VirtualBox on my Windows XP machine. Turned out it was the kernel - the default Ubuntu server one is compiled with ACPI support, which doesn't work with VirtualBox. For the server installation, after a bit of Googling, I found insturctions that told me to install a new kernel and un-install the old one:
Originally Posted by cookie_monster
apt-get install linux-386
apt-get remove linux-server
Some adjustment of the above might work for your situation.
12th March 2008, 05:55 PM #7
It turns out Virtual box has an ACPI emulator, i turned that off and we seem to be in bussiness.
Now to work out why it can't download and packages.
12th March 2008, 06:01 PM #8
12th March 2008, 06:15 PM #9
Is the bridged network connection not working correctly? You have to remember to tell each VirtualBox virtual machine which connection it's meant to use.
Originally Posted by cookie_monster
12th March 2008, 06:56 PM #10
I can browse the web and access the package locations as far as i can tell but it fails to connect if i try to add a package. It worked last time i installed Ubuntu but we've just changed ISP (not sure what difference that should make).
I also installed 7.10 on a spare old machine and that can't either :-(
12th March 2008, 07:12 PM #11
12th March 2008, 07:15 PM #12
We use the LEA's proxy at the moment.
As far as i can tell the update manager seems to be trying to use HTTP to connect and i can access the sites using a browser that it's trying to access.
14th March 2008, 12:24 PM #13
Below is the error i'm suddenly getting, it's odd because as far as i can tell i can access the locations using a browser. Is there a location that i need to tell the OS about the proxy? I've never had to before but i've never had this issue at home. Last time i had an Ubuntu box running in school it worked fine and nothing has changed AFAIK.
14th March 2008, 12:36 PM #14
Yes. There are few places you need to set the proxy. We've discussed this before.
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