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Article ID: 4796, created on Feb 11, 2009, last review on May 10, 2014

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How to install Ubuntu Desktop 7.10 in Parallels Desktop 3.0

1. Press F6 during the boot step, type "single" and press Enter (or press ALT+CTRL+F1).

2. Edit the Xorg configuration file with 'pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf' using the text editor.

Add the following subsection to the section called “Screen” :

 Section “Screen”

            ...

            SubSection “Display”

                        Modes “1024x768”

            EndSubSection

End

Exit text editor with Ctrl+X, saving the changes.

3. Press Ctrl+D to continue booting

4. Follow the installation process as usual.

5. After rebooting and dropping into text mode edit the boot loader configuration with 'pico /boot/grub/menu.lst'. Remove 'single' word at the string 'kernel /boot/....'.

Exit text editor with Ctrl+X, saving the changes.

6. Type 'reboot' and press 'Enter'.

How to change screen resolution during process of booting

1. Log in Ubuntu with any user.

2. Run Application->Accessories->Terminal and gain the administrative privileges with 'sudo su -' command.

3. Type 'pico /etc/usplash.conf' and set the appropriate screen resolution, for example:

  • xres=1024
  • yres=768

Exit text editor with Ctrl+X, saving the changes.

4. Type 'mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic' and press 'Enter'. 

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