That's a very interesting statement -- I'm runningn Feisty Fawn 7.04 and I can easily remove firefox. No problems, boots up, runs stable.beatme101 wrote:It's not Virtual PC that doesn't support Linux, it's that Linux doesn't support Virtual PC. Specifically, it is the dropped PS/2 mouse support (which was rather recent and ignorant of them -- alot of distros did it apparently, it might even be the kernel) and how Linux by default lamely uses 24 bit colour, which Virtual PC doesn't support ...
... I also want to mention that Ubuntu is particularly horrible because it comes with Firefox, and further you cannot remove Firefox without destroying the operating system.
Additionally, my x config file is set for a 32-bit display. This does not mean that it is 32-bit DEPTH. Just like Windows, it is 24-bit Depth with a 32-bit framebuffer. 8-bits of the 32-bit color (in windows and linux) are used for alpha-channels.
Finally, as to the mouse, I have no problems with my ps/2 mouse. No distro has dropped ps/2 mouse support, it's still there. You just need to tell your x config file to use it. I know that ubuntu's live cd has had problems with the ps/2 mouse because they load drivers for a lot of other pointing devices (trying to cope with touchpads, pens, usb mice, trackballs and any thing else that's out there).
Though, it does sound as if you are trying to run Ubuntu in a VM. Issues can arise when running an OS under a virtual machine. I've seen issues on no sound, no video, no mouse, no keyboard, no devices (cd, dvd, printer). Best just to research the problem (or you can shell $$ and call MS).