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I'm having trouble installing ubuntu 12.10 on a Virtual PC. I've got 12.04 to boot and mounted it onto the virtual disk but there seems to be a problem with networking. Everytime I create the virtual disk for 12.10 it says its not large enough even though it is way over the required disk space. The disk is a fixed size not expanding.

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Please tell us why you suspect "a problem with networking". – guntbert Feb 15 '13 at 21:13

Windows Virtual PC exists solely to emulate other (usually earlier) versions of Windows.

To run Ubuntu 12.10 on a virtual machine you should download VMware Player:

Or Virtual Box:

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