Parallels 4 and Ubuntu 8.10

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by mojo6771, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. mojo6771

    mojo6771

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    - on mac book pro (late 2008) version hangs
    - using parallel tools

    This occurs pretty much after a few hours so so. One needs to shutdown and restart the guest os.
     
  2. Flagg

    Flagg

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    Hello.
    note, that Ubuntu 8.10 is not officially supported, you can see this in the User Guide.
     
  3. mojo6771

    mojo6771

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    parallel 3?

    with parallels 3 this worked beautifully.
    I upgraded to parallels 4 for the parallel tools and full screen view..
     
  4. galahad

    galahad

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    hi I did a fresh install of intrepid and works fantastic only things is I can view shared folders with sudo priveleges
     
  5. mojo6771

    mojo6771

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  6. Anna Pichueva

    Anna Pichueva Parallels Team

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  7. graham@capgo.com

    graham@capgo.com

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    I had been using Ubuntu 8.4 very successfully on 3.0 (an unofficial build release). I upgraded to Parallels 4.0[3540] and apart from loosing the network, Ubuntu would become slower and hang after a while - rarely could I get more than a very hours work out of it. Start up again and it would be ok for a while then begin to slow. If it was left with an active log-on screen for an hour of two, chances are it would have already hung. Very frustrating.

    I loaded a new VM with Ubuntu 8.10 which works well (including the Parallel Tools) except I am getting the feeling it is slowing down also. It has not hung (yet).

    Now Parallels 4.0 officially supports Ubuntu 8.4! Fixing Ubuntu 8.4 support would probably fix Ubuntu 8.10?
     
  8. davertron

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    Definitely Hanging

    I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10 on Parallels 4.0 and it hangs after probably 20 or 30 minutes. The only thing I can do is restart the VM. Any ideas on what the deal is? I'll try and do an install of Ubuntu 8.04 and see if it makes any difference on Parallels 4.
     
  9. John@Parallels

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    We are investigating this case now
     
  10. davertron

    davertron

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    Solution?

    Hi John,

    Thanks. I've found that following some of the directions in this thread seems to have stopped my Ubuntu 8.10 install from locking up. Specifically:

    Shared Folders -> Both Items Unchecked
    Services -> Sync Time with Host machine disabled
    Optimization -> Adaptive Hypervisor checked

    I was able to run my 8.10 install without any lockouts or slow-downs yesterday for approximately 12 hours. Before that I was lucky if I got 10 minutes.

    Now I changed all of those settings all at once, so I'm not sure if only one of them is responsible for the lockups or if it's a combination.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. graham@capgo.com

    graham@capgo.com

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    Solution? Seems to work!

    I have confirmed the setting of the three sets of parameters above does work for both Ubuntu 8.4 and 8.10. That should give the Parallels chaps at least a starting point to fixing the problem.
     
  12. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    Thank you , I added information to developers
    We will check it
     
  13. deejross

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    What Versions Are Affected?

    I ran into this problem a couple days ago...I too would have to reboot the virtual machine to make it work. One time, however, the virtual machine would not respond and Parallels would not stop/restart/kill the VM. I tried everything on the Mac to kill it....even using the unix "kill -9 pid" command. My Mac wouldn't even restart or shutdown. I had to unplug it to shut it down.

    So I have two questions: first, is it only the 32-bit versions of Ubuntu that are affected or is the 64-bit version affected as well. Second question: Was this problem fixed in build 3810?

    Thanks for the info!
     
  14. John@Parallels

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    Someone please reply what versions you met problem
     

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