Xandros 4.0

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by sjette, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. sjette

    sjette

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    I have post a similar message on the Xandros side. I am unable to install Xandros 4 within parallels.

    I am getting the following error and can't get to the install screen:

    Suspend2 2.2 MIssing or invalid storage location (resume2= parameter). Please correct ans rerun Lilo (or equivalent) before suspending.

    Error: Can't open /dev/fb0: no such file or directory.

    I've tried troubleshooting install within Xandros (no ACPI mode) and was using the Debian mode when creating my Virtual HDD.

    Any idea?

    Thanks
    Sylvain
     
  2. geyienhk@yahoo.co.uk

    geyienhk@yahoo.co.uk Bit Poster

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    If you press the space bar on boot up of the Xandros disk, you will get a list of different install options. I finally got the installation routine going after choosing the "Text Mode Install" option, hitting Tab to see the various options linked to this and setting "acpi=no".

    This allowed me to install Xandros within Parallels. HOWEVER, I still can't get it to work. When I boot up the machine, I get the startup menu and hit "Enter" and a bunch of text scrolls by but then it always gets stuck at the hardware detection stage, even if I leave things running for a couple of hours. Have e-mailed Xandros support about this but no joy.

    So, can install but can't actually boot in to X4 on Parallels.
     
  3. sjette

    sjette

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    Thanks, let me know when you hear back.
     
  4. geyienhk@yahoo.co.uk

    geyienhk@yahoo.co.uk Bit Poster

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    After sending Xandros support the error messages I was seeing, I got a brief response saying that this might point to a problem with an inbuilt "winmodem"! I found this ironic, considering that I'm using a Mac and Apple has stopped including modems with the new Intel Macs! Definitely no winmodem here.

    In short, Xandros support isn't proving very helpful so I'm leaving this for now - plenty of other Linux distributions that do install well in Parallels to play with! :)
     

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