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Can you run Ubuntu Linux Server under Parallels on a MacBook Pro?

Asked by richardhenry (12628 points ) July 28th, 2008

I get this when installing Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Edition:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2710337158_d58fe579d6_o.png

Uh-oh. Any ideas?

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tekn0lust's avatar

I believe that server support on parallels is only available in beta right now.

Ubuntu Server v8 works in Fusion though.

chaosrob's avatar

I was just gonna say, VMware not only does this, but has a pre-installed appliance image ready to download. Much better than Parallels.

iwamoto's avatar

exactly, fusion is netter, and guess what, cheaper too, haha

richardhenry's avatar

@chaosrob: Are you sure it’s the server version, and not the desktop variety? I might have to check that out.

chaosrob's avatar

@richardhenry I do believe they’re both available. I know the server is because I used one as a testbed for a web app I worked on a few weeks ago.

tekn0lust's avatar

@richard @chaos

Server is supported. They are third party but they are great. I use Chrysaor’s, but there are others too.

http://chrysaor.info/?page=ubuntu

VoodooLogic's avatar

VirtualBox is free and can run Turnkey Linux apps. Watch the video to find out how easy it is to start your own web server.

Hope this helps.

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