Need Help With UBUNTU 20.04 M1 Mac

Discussion in 'Linux Virtual Machine' started by DanielP33, Feb 1, 2024.

  1. DanielP33

    DanielP33 Bit poster

    Hello I have been trying to create a virtual machine for ubuntu 20.04 specifically so i can use ROS. I have downloaded the ARM Based ISOs however get the message :
    The specified image cannot be used because your Mac is equipped with the Apple M series chip that doesn't support Intel-based operating systems.
    I have tried creating a blank without a source and using the files on the CD/DVD section and resetting however that doesnt work either. Has anyone managed to create a ubuntu 20.04 on the M1 Mac.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Nischay Gaya

    Nischay Gaya Staff Member

    Hello @DanielP33,
    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    To install an ARM distribution of Linux, you must ensure that the image is an ARM-based image else the installation will likely fail due to incompatible architecture. We normally recommend using the Parallels Desktop main Installation Assistant menu, which provides a set of ready-to-go Linux virtual machines.
    For your convenience, we have listed the following steps to allow you to install the Ubuntu 22.04:

    1. Open Parallels Desktop > Righ0 Click on Parallels Icon from the Dock > Select Control Center

    2. Click + in the top right corner > Continue > scroll to the right under Free Systems > select Download Ubuntu Linux.

    3. Click Download and proceed with the installation.

    You can refer to this article for more information:

    Thank you.
  3. DanielP33

    DanielP33 Bit poster

    I am using ROS therefore need to version to be 20.04 is there anyway for this to be possible on parallels or should i look into other VMs

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