If you like operating systems like me, no doubt you've recently tried to install Ubuntu 6.06 and have run into some installation problems with Virtual PC 2004 SP1 related to display issues.  Try this trick:

  1. Move the selection to "Install In Safe Graphics Mode" (second option)
  2. Hit F6 to modify the install options.
  3. Enter "vga=771" before the double dashes "--".
  4. Hit Enter.

The install should work fine from there on in.  Thanks,

Update 06/09/06: The official Ubuntu steps to get Ubuntu working with Virtual PC 2004 can be found on their wiki.


Kevin Lam, CISSP

Senior Security Technologist

Microsoft Application Consulting & Engineering (ACE) Team