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Old 02-28-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to install Ubuntu 7.10 Server on MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

I'm a newbie and I tried this once and Google ate my question.

I am trying to install Ubuntu 7.10 Server on a Virtual Machine created in MS Virtual Server 2005 R2. The box this will run on has an Intel Core 2 Dual Processor and 4 gb of memory. I have partioned the hard drive so that the Virtual Machine for Ubuntu is separated from the Windows Small Business Server stuff.

I am doing this so that my laptop can stay connect to the network whether I am working on Ubuntu LAMP or SQL Server 2005.

The Virtual Server installed fine as did the Virtual Machine until I tried to add the Ubuntu Server. The error I get comes after I've done the keyboard selection and states: "Cannont mount CD-ROM". My only option is to abort.

Can anyone out there help an ole tired run down bitch (as in dog) ? I have searched high and low over hill and dale throughout just about every forum I could find. There is alot on Desktop and VPC but nothing on Server stuff.

Sorry if there are spelling error but I won't chance another dinner by google

TigerLilly - poisonous plant and old demented bitch
Old 02-28-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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I'm sorry I havent used Microsoft's Virtual Machine but I have used VMWare Workstation and installed Ubuntu 7.10 successfully. If the two apps are anything alike, you should have the option to mount the install .iso as your default cdrom (as opposed to burning it and putting it in your cd/dvd drive physically). This may solve your issue.
If all else fails, try out VMWare Workstation.

Good Luck.
Old 03-07-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I've tried a number of things and decided my dvd/cd-rom must be too old for Ubuntu to find drivers and the package will not mount from an ISO anywhere on my computer.

So I have given up that idea and just installed the OS on a partioned drive. Now all I have to do is figure out how to run the thing.



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