Installing Linux OS on Virtual PC2007
Trying to introduce my self to Linux as have inherited a Linux server with virtual zero linux knowledge. At present I use Virtual PC2007 for testing, installed on a dual core Vista Ultimate machine maxed out with RAM. Have downloaded Debian/GNU OS from web and run through the install on a new virtual machine without any major hickups apart from when I restart on completion of the install the virtual machine just displays a weird rainbow style pattern on a black background and the mouse pointer seems to change to a large hand and pointing finger. Not very useful and not very encouraging to a newbie. Tried the obvious and downloaded the ISO again same result.
Not being one to give in to easily I then downloaded the DVD ISO of Red Hat Fedora V9. This again failed miserably with the install interface loading and upon selection of a new install the installer kicks into life before stopping with an error box saying "an unrecoverable processor error has been encountered" and then resets the virtual machine. Have used the Sha1sum.exe o check the ISO seems fine.
Basically I'm a little bit stuffed and was hoping someone could shed some light as to what I'm doing wrong or is it a failing with Linux on virtual PC or dual core processors.