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Old 04-08-2009, 04:31 PM   #31
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im confused. i clicked on new virtual machine then ran through the steps it gave me and selected the ubuntu.iso image file. Is this not installing it?
 
Old 04-08-2009, 04:38 PM   #32
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That's the process to create a new VM that leads up to the installation. Then you need to install it, unmount the iso and start your fresh install.

Just a quick aside, I'm installing Debian and Ubuntu on my VirtualBox just to see how much space is required. On Debian I couldn't compile a kernel "out of the box" I had to install a couple of addon development tools.

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Old 04-08-2009, 04:40 PM   #33
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im confused. i clicked on new virtual machine then ran through the steps it gave me and selected the ubuntu.iso image file. Is this not installing it?
Conceptually what you did was build a new computer. Now you have a fresh machine sitting there looking all sexy and cool, but no OS on it. The next step is installing the OS. Virtual Machines are just that, a machine. You still install and configure an OS just like any other machine.

Hope that helps to visualize or conceptualize the process.

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Old 04-08-2009, 04:53 PM   #34
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MasterC, what i am wanting to do is install the latest kernel on ubuntu then configure it.

do i not then unmount the iso and start a fresh install.

Last edited by orla999; 04-08-2009 at 05:02 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 05:22 PM   #35
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You'll first need to install Ubuntu, you may have done this, but you'll need to stop your box from booting from the CD iso (as that is what is happening). Once Ubuntu is installed and you boot from the hard drive (virtual hard drive) then you can get on with installing the new kernel.

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Old 04-08-2009, 05:37 PM   #36
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ok but how do install it is there a command or something.

so once its installed do restart my laptop and select ubuntu instead of windows vista?
 
Old 04-08-2009, 05:51 PM   #37
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Virtual Machine Confusion?

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ok but how do install it is there a command or something.

so once its installed do restart my laptop and select ubuntu instead of windows vista?
Hi Orla999,

Once you have installed an OS on the virtual machine, you need to reboot it, not the host system.

It gets confusing because the virtual machine is just a program running on your "host system"(windows vista), You wont see your "Guest OS"(ubuntu) appear in the boot sequence for your laptop.

Keep your Windows Vista running, but reboot the virtual machine instead Virtual PC uses right-alt-delete. Other virtual machines have other ways to reboot them but it will be a menu item or a keystroke you press while you are "in" the virtual machine.

did that help?
 
Old 04-09-2009, 01:30 AM   #38
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Compiling and Installing a new Kernel

It's best not to ask questions off-thread, someone else might be able to
use the same answer you seek.

Well I have never done it, but I hear it's easy...

I am paraphrasing here: http://www.sysdesign.ca/guides/linux_kernel.html

Something like:
1) download the kernel sources
2) Configure the kernel options: make menuconfig
3) Compile the dependencies make dep
4) Compile the kernel itself make bzimage
5) Make the modules make modules
6) install the modules make modules_install
7) copy the kernel
8) Tell your bootloader, the website above shows procedure for Lilo, you probably use grub...

I have never done it myself.

Good luck.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:14 AM   #39
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Yes but i need to install the ubuntu first and i still do not know how to do it. please can someone give me clear instructions! Again i have just created a new virtual machine but want to installl it. How?

thanks
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:24 AM   #40
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After creating the VM and booting it you should, if I remember correctly, see a boot-menu where you should see an option to install Ubuntu.

Please use your eyes and some common sense and don't simply switch off and let us do the thinking...
 
Old 04-09-2009, 05:37 AM   #41
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thank you. i have finally got it!

Last edited by orla999; 04-09-2009 at 05:39 AM.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 06:46 AM   #42
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alright i have download and extracted the latest kernel.

How do i configure the kernel and select necessary device drivers?
 
Old 04-09-2009, 07:19 AM   #43
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This has been described at least twice over the course of this thread. Please check the previous posts for information.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 08:29 AM   #44
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right ok a have a problem. i have created my custom kernel but i have a problem please look at screen shot. The stanza i added on the menu.lst is exactly the same path as the rest to the root.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:27 AM   #45
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Looks to me like you didn't enable the driver for your hard-disk-controller when compiling the kernel.
 
  


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