Fedora 8 on Virtual PC 2007

One thing about Fedora 8 I have noticed is that if you try to install it in Virtual PC 2007 the video display will be messed up if you use the GUI install. Problem solved.

At the boot screen hit “tab” for additional options. You will want to add “vesa” to the end of the boot parameters to fix the screwed up video problem. Booting at this point will introduce you to the other problem plaguing recent distros in Virtual PC… a non-functional mouse. Fortunately, to fix this as well add “i8042.noloop“.

vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img vesa i8042.noloop