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Put Ubuntu on a Vertual Machine---Failed

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  • Started 1 year ago by geminid45
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geminid45
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Hi, I've attempted this a few times with iso 9 and 12.04, and all failed. It goes through installation, (i think) then tries to install VMtools, but locks in a dos screen. At the very bottom in a kind of task bar it tells of the failure, and tells me to enter into Ubuntu via the dos screen, and do it from there. I have no idea how to use dos. I did notice however, at the initiation of installation, that "Host SMBus controller not enabled". I have looked in device manager, but it is not there. Your help would be appreciated, Thanks.
Dell Inspiron 1564 W7 64bit
mem 4g
hdd 456g

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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geminid45 hi, have you thought of using WUBI, allowing you dual boot Windows and Ubuntu.
WUBI allows you to install within Windows and is much easier than VM.

WUBI;
http://www.ubuntu.com/download.....-installer
Install info;
http://www.ubuntu.com/download.....th-windows

Mike

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geminid45
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Hi Mike, thank you for that idea, it's good, so I will do that, but for now, I was going to eventually put it on a thumb drive, as here -----
http://www.howtogeek.com/97177.....-the-mess/ to use as a portable device.

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thesilentman
Posts: 14

@geminid45, For your virtual machine issue, I don't know. For the portable device, I recommend you do that instead as the guide's pretty idiot-proof on it's own.

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geminid45
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Hi, thesilentman. Not sure to what you refer, but I wanted to put Ubuntu in VM first for reasons that the article states.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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which version of VmWare workstation are you using???

Posted 1 year ago
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geminid45
Posts: 4

Hi, scorpion99. It was not VMware Workstation which I was using, it was VMware PLAYER3.
I was directed to it by the "How to" article.
Thanks.

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