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When I attempt to start the Ubuntu 10.04 installation/live CD in Windows Virtual PC, the VM window just disappears every time during boot just after showing the mostly blank startup splash screen (with the keyboard and accessibility logos at the bottom).

How can I start the Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop or Netbook installation/live CD in Windows Virtual PC?

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Mark as duplicate of , which apparently isn't indexed by Google yet. – A Student at a University Jul 11 '10 at 3:22
Please mark as duplicate? – A Student at a University Jul 13 '10 at 1:57
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Derived from 9.04 directions at

  1. Boot Ubuntu up. On the first screen, choose [English].

  2. Then press F6, but do not select any options.

  3. Instead press ESC - it will allow you to change the command line.

  4. Remove the option quiet splash -- and replace it with vga=791 noreplace-paravirt instead.

  5. Press Enter to start the installation.

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Also, once you get it installed, you might want this: – A Student at a University Jul 11 '10 at 3:20
nice one, it just worked for me!! – Eduardo Xavier Feb 7 '12 at 18:35

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