OT: Trouble installing Ubuntu on VmWare?

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sun Aug 12 20:19:03 EDT 2007

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On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 08:53:40PM -0300, M?rian Bruckschen wrote:
> Since I'm trying to do the same (installing Ubuntu under VirtualBox),
> what is your hardware when getting these results?

1.10GHz celeron, 512Mb of ram

> In my notebook
> everything went fine (even install), but I'm going to do the same in
> not-so-good machines, and I don't know if I will be able to make it
> (due to memory, in special: 256mb, while my notebook has 1gb). And two

I'd be very surprised if that worked, since I seem to recall that the
ubuntu livecd needs 256Mb minimum, not to mention ram to run your host
os, in addition to virtualbox itself.

> final questions: how much did you select for memory in VirtualBox for
> Ubuntu?

I don't recall for sure, but I believe I was able to give 283Mb of ram
to the guest, without having virtualbox pause the vm, due to low host
memory. I seem to recall I started at 384 for the guest, and went down
from there by trial and error, until virtualbox stopped complaining
that the vm was paused due to low host ram.

> After the config effort, did Ubuntu+Orca run well using
> VirtualBox?

Yes. The wait for apps to start was noticeable, and there was a slight
delay between hitting a key, and having it produce a response, and the
speech was a bit choppy at some points, but it was good enough for
playing with, for me at least. Also, once the install was done, I took
the guest ram down to 192Mb.

> Greg

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