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I had review many answers of how to install UBUNTU in Virtual PC and I tried them all but they all failed. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

I am using windows 7 enterprise. I had created the virtual machine with RAM: 1024 MB and a dynamic expandable disc to 130 GB.
After I started the virtual machine and tries a few times it gives up and comes up with a message:

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

At this time I go to the tools menu and select the iso I downloaded from the settings menu I tried both the 12.10 and 12.04 isos and both have the same behaviour, it fails.

I click OK.

At this point not sure what to do, what I found was to click the Ctrl+Alt+Del button At this point it prints a message which dissapear quite fast, so I am not sure what it says, it may record it somewhere, but not sure where. In any case the whole screen goes purple and the the virtual machine powers down, no installation was done. I also tried Ronnie's suggestion which I did not understand very well. I kept the shift key press down and what appear was:

boot:

did not know what to do here. I tried also robsdad suggestion and when I press the F6 key the menu for F2 key appear, so I selected english as my language, hit return and then the screen with the posibility of installing UBUNTU came up. THen I hit F6 before proceeding and chose nomodeset hit return and ESC and continue to choose
installing ubuntu

but again the it failed.

Is there something I am doing wrong, or is there anything I am missing??

Thanks

Jose

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try this : http://www.hanselman.com/blog/InstallingUbuntu104LTSOnWindowsVirtualPCOnWindows7.aspx

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Thanks for helping the community. You should include the most important parts of that page in your answer. –  Jop Jun 22 '13 at 7:28
    
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eric Carvalho Jun 22 '13 at 8:25
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