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- May 2006
Installing Mandriva 2006 in Virtual PC 2004 for Windows
I posted this in the newbie forum before I even saw this forum. Thus personifying my newbie status.
I'm sort of a newbie when it comes to Linux. I've successfully installed Red Hat 6.2 and Mandrake Linux before on stand alone systems. I had problems with them and I gave up and reinstalled Windows. Now I want to try again but instead of installing over my Windows I'd like to install inside of Virtual PC 2004.
I have partitioned the virtual hard drive as such:
14GB ext2 Primary Partition
2GB Swap Primary Partition
I tried installing with the DVD and also by mounting the image. Both times I would get to the screen with the Penguin and the progress bar and nothing would happen. It would just sit there and do nothing, left it for about 20 minutes. Nothing would progress on the bar at all.
So then I tried doing the text install and it went through some of the boot proceures and stopped. Here is what was on the screen when it stops, I hope someone here can assist me with this issue:
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 33554304 sectors (17179 MB) w/64KiB Cache, CHS=33288/16/63, DMA
hda: cache flushes not supported
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
md: md driver 0.90.1 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1
IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
devfs_mk_dev: could not append to parent for md/0
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
EXT2-fs warning: checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
EDIT: I forgot to add that I am using Partition Magic 8.1 to partition the drives for use with Linux.
- Join Date
- May 2006
You using Microsoft Virtual pc? hopefully you loaded servicepack 4 it 2.
using virtualPC you don't have to partition anything other than when installing linux or anything else. picking a working video card is something else tho...
since tried reinstalling again! can't find a vga adapter that works