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Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by cheesy, Mar 22, 2008.
I answered in original thread
This is still not working in Ubuntu.. There are no longer crashes where the screen is unusable, however I would like to see 3 things working that don't currently work: Screen Resizing via either the Ubuntu Menu or by resizing the window, right click and mouse scrolling. These 3 things currently do not work for me, and the features work fine in CentOS 5. Am I missing something? Perhaps using Feisty instead of Hardy I can get these features? I need a Debian based distro to work!! This broken behavior was not as advertised and I feel like my money was not well spent.
It should work, from threads I can see that you are the first reporting this,I personally use Ubuntu 8.04
Try to create new clean Vm
Thanks for the suggestion to re-install. While I had a rather fresh VM of 8.04 already, I'm guessing that too many different parallels-tools installations and manual mucking about in the xorg.conf had broken things .. The fresh install is now resizing the window, right clicking and scrolling! Woot!
I apologize for the harsh remarks about 'money's worth', I hope that in the future Parallels Inc can pay a little more attention to their little brother linux. Thanks again for all the help and for keeping us all up to date on the forum.
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Try to use ISO image instead
Try to start Parallels Desktop from Applications/Parallels/Parallels Desktop
if there are problems try to reinstall Parallels Desktop as in http://kb.parallels.com/en/4790
Also you can manually specify path to OS, instead of clicking button typing
/Users/username/Desktop/ubuntu.iso (just example)
I suppose you are trying to install Ubuntu when Windows is running, may be you can stop it for the Ubuntu installation period?
I can say from experience that running Fusion (V2) and Parallels on the same Mac is nearly impossible in default configuration at the same time. You can install both, run one at a time, but not both at once. One or the other will generate a kernel panic if they're both trying to run simultaneously.
Also in the 'Run your Bootcamp as a VM' - I wouldn't do it if you are going to run Vista and have anything critical on your Bootcamp partition. The chances of Parallels messing it up is astronomically high. I have no experience on XP on Bootcamp.
Just my 2 cents.
When you see Configuration Editor (XP in stopped state)
select File -New
Tick tock tick tock...
I'm starting to get seriously pissed at your company. First the issues with XP SP3 (which I ran into when trying to upgrade my Bootcamp partition), then the Parallels Tools drama with Ubuntu Hardy Heron... How long have we been waiting for this now?
Oh, did I mention that I do my company's bookkeeping on XP and your software flaw shut me out for about two months? I don't know how the IRS likes to not receive your tax statements, but I can tell you that the German tax authority doesn't give a c... about your computer problems. They want their numbers, and pronto...!
And don't you dare point me to an interim release in English! Thanks to that, I had to set up Parallels Workstation again, since I use the German version, and unfortunately the English installer overwrites or at least does not accept the German license...
Seriously: start to get your priorities straight and fix the problems of existing versions within this millenium, before you pump out a new major version. I at least will not spend a penny on V4 before I don't see a markedly improved performance of the Parallels product support team. I might spend some bucks on your competitor's product, though...
Are you talking about Parallels Desktop or Parallels Workstation?
Parallels Desktop 3.0 Build 5608 German Version
thanks for the quick reply. I'm talking about Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, Build 5608, German Version. Sorry for the typo. The build that corrects the Ubuntu problem has only been released in English, and users like me with a localized license can't use it.
So, could you please make sure that either your licensing changes or that Build 5624 (I believe it was) is released in localized versions?
Thanks in advance