I used the following steps to install Ubuntu (10.10) version in the my Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V machine.

1) Created a new Hyper-V machine

2) Downloaded the latest Ubuntu ISO. You can notice few options on this page:

(a) Download Desktop Edition – I used this.
(b) Burn your CD or create a USB drive
(c) You can try it before you install it

3) Create a legacy Network driver and associate it with the above Hyper-V machine

4) Select the Ubuntu ISO by the following option: Hyper-V –> Media –> DVD Drive –> Insert Disk

5) Started the Ubuntu Hyper-V and mount with above ISO

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6) Select the options to Install Ubuntu and its configuration. For the disk management, you can use the entire drive or customize the drive partition as per your requirement.

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One it’s installed, it will request you to restart. During the time, make sure to remove the above mounted ISO drive.

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I would rate the installation is pretty straight, works fine with all the drivers. I haven’t faced any glitches during the above work and loads with 640 * 480 display configuration.

Bingo. Enjoy!!