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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    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 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:

    apt-get update
    apt-get install linux-386
    apt-get remove linux-server

    Some adjustment of the above might work for your situation.

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    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.

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    Proxy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Now to work out why it can't download and packages.
    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.

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    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 :-(

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    Do you have a proxy?

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    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.

    Cheers.

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    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.

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...y/Release.gpg: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ion-en_GB.bz2: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ion-en_GB.bz2: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ion-en_GB.bz2: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...s/Release.gpg: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ion-en_GB.bz2: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ion-en_GB.bz2: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

    http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ion-en_GB.bz2: Could not connect to gb.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (194.169.254.10), connection timed out

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    Yes. There are few places you need to set the proxy. We've discussed this before.

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/showpo...88&postcount=7

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