Ubuntu on Virtual PC 2007

Ubuntu on Virtual PC 2007

Ubuntu on Virtual PC 2007, uploaded by Daniele Muscetta on Flickr.

This was a VMWare “virtual appliance” with Ubuntu that I was using for testing. As I mostly use Virtual PC or Virtual Server, I found it annoying having to switch to VMWare player to use that specific machine, and I could not be asked to install a new one. So I converted the .VMDK to .VHD format (the other way around than it is described on this article ).

After that, I had to change GRUB’s configuration to inform it that the SCSI disk (/dev/sda1) was all of a sudden become an IDE one (/dev/hda1), and then I also had to reconfigure X.

After that it runs like a charme!!!

2 thoughts on “Ubuntu on Virtual PC 2007

  • January 3, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    So you converted something from VMWare to an obsolete M$ bought up product from Connectix rather than the other way around? Shame on you!

  • January 4, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    All of my test environments run on .VHD formats (be it Virtual PC or Virtual Server), so it made sense to port that one virtual machine to play nicely with the others.

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