[ubuntu-uk] Installing Ubuntu using wubi on Vista Home machine.....

John jakewc2 at sky.com
Fri May 22 23:01:01 BST 2009

I dont know what happened there, but I tooka snapshot of the VM 
uninstalled it, then installed it again, now its working perfectly and 
it even has extras, which I assume must be from the Guest Additions. I 
dont have to use the right/ctrl to access the host machine, it just 
works in and out of the VM. I can even use both LAN and Wireless. One 
thing is strange though, in the drop down menu for the connection, 
Network Manager it only shows the Auto Etho connection, whether I'm on 
LAN or Wireless connection. But the Host machine does show both.

That is really strange. In the Machine drop down menu a lot more things 
are not grayed out like they were before. So not sure what happened in 
my first couple of installations but it does seem to be working now. I'm 
using the VM to write this.

Thank you so much for all your help. I am learning quite a lot with all 
your help, far more than what I was doing on the Ubuntu Forums. I just 
have to get to grips with the Terminal now.


James Milligan wrote:
> Hmm well that certainly is very strange. You might be better off 
> asking on the VirtualBox forums rather than this list if it fails to 
> work again.
> James
> On 22 May 2009, at 20:39, jakewc2 <jakewc2 at sky.com 
> <mailto:jakewc2 at sky.com>> wrote:
>> It was everything, it affected the Router. I couldnt get a 
>> connection. I think it might have been something to do with the VM 
>> Network connector. I have a feeling it changd the IP address, and I 
>> also think it might have taken over the connection itself and made it 
>> default. I had no idea how to fix that, so I had to uninstall the VM 
>> and start again. I think its done the same thing, because its not 
>> worked again, and I had to reboot the router again, and now the VM 
>> wont connect to the internet. The host connects though. Its something 
>> I'm doing in the initial installation. I dont know what it is though. 
>> I couldnt get any connection at all via wireless or LAN on any 
>> computer. Going to try again.
>> John.
>> On 22/05/2009, *James Milligan* <lake54 at lake54.com 
>> <mailto:lake54 at lake54.com>> wrote:
>>     So the VM stopped working or just the VM? If it's the VM that lost
>>     it's connection to the Internet then that's normal because of the
>>     network drivers - just reboot it.
>>     If it was the laptop itself then I do apologise!
>>     James
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