I am having trouble installing OpenSuse and Ubuntu on an MS VPC. Windows XP installed successfully on the VPC but both Linux installations failed at the same point - immediately after the installation selection screens. Ubuntu locks up and OpenSuse displays a black screen and locks up. I read somewhere (don’t remember where) that I may need to try VMware, but the cost is prohibitive (in IMHO).
Therefore, I turn to the freeware community for help. Has anybody encountered this problem or can anybody suggest a (freeware) solution, please?
i just can’t figure out why would anyone would take a perfectly good
computer and install Windows on it and THEN wanna load Linux
inside…it’s kinda like buying last century’s bloated dump truck to
carry your space ship…
Thanks again for your interest and encouragement. I already feel like your friend who is now a Linux fan. In the early 80s I worked exclusively with UNIX-based machines (DEC VMS, ICL VME, SUN SPARK and APOLLO workstations). Unfortunately, about this time Windoze crushed the opposition (Unix) and, like many others, I became submerged by the mass of Windoze uptake. A few years ago I tried Suse Linux, but appropriate support was not available (such as this excellent forum). Now I am retired, I have the time to re-acquaint myself with Unix and boot Windoze off my PC for good and all.
I also like the idea that a VM can be thrown away if something goes wrong! I use Sandboxie for that very reason when surfing unknown web sites.
I’ve had a quick look at your All About Grub - openSUSE guide and, no surprise! - I am impressed. If you don’t mind, I’ll give you my view, as a technical author of some 25 yrs. experience, of the clarity of your text!!:)- developers are usually not the best of teachers!!!:):) even though they are (nearly) always more than ready to help we lesser mortals.
Thank you for a really useul tip! I was put off by the server tag!
My apologies.:o In my professional career I became used to constructive criticism and so suffer fools badly - especially in view of the excellent replies I received from your fellow moderators!!