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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Derived from 9.04 directions at http://nemesisv.blogspot.com/2009/04/installing-ubuntu-904-on-microsoft.html:

  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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