I have been trying for several weeks to install various distros under Parallels Desktop to Mac. I use Red Hat Enterpise Server at work and I like to keep tabs on what is happening in the Linux desktp space. I had no problems installing Red Hat, Fedora and Windows in Parallels. I wanted to try out Ubuntu and openSuSe; two distros that appear to be getting a lot of press for ease of use and “good looks”. However, installing either one under Parallels resulted in a blank screen. Using the directions at this web site I was able to get Kubuntu Linux 7.0.4 (Feisty Fawn) installed and running in Parallels on my MacBook.
This tutorial is for anyone with an Intel based Mac who is curious about Linux – specifically Ubuntu, and has about an hour to kill not including the time it takes to download Ubuntu.