Based on the last three posts in this thread, I really don't know a diplomatic way to say this effectively, so I'll just say it: This procedure assumes the user already has a basic knowledge and prior experience of applying code patches from a simple diff file to the underlying source code on the virtual install CD. For example, the patches may not necessarily be something that can be applied automatically in every instance. In fact, I sometimes apply them manually, line by line, just in case they don't align properly, or the diff was created from a version that's different from the one I started with, just to be safe. Bottom line warning: This is not a trivial thing to attempt. If your current Linux VM and installation of Parallels in general is something you don't want to mess up, I don't recommend cutting your teeth on something like this.