The show-stopping "mouse no-workie" issue when loading Ubuntu 7.04 under Virtual PC 2007 now has a workaround!
Courtesy of the comments at Arcanecode:
Use the RIGHT ALT + V to paste the below lines into Ubuntu. Much easier than typing it out.
1. Reboot in recovery mode by pressing ESC on the GRUB screen2. wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7583925/unsupported-patch-for-87262.sh3. chmod +x unsupported-patch-for-87262.sh4. ./unsupported-patch-for-87262.sh5. reboot
Voila! The mouse now works!
*Note: If (aka when) Ubuntu updates its kernel, the mouse will probaby stop working again. Reboot and choose the patched 2.6.20-15 kernel from Grub. I hope they fix this upstream!
Thank you for posting this - I have VPC2007 running on Vista Ultimate on a Q6600 and it works well as long as the host operating system plays well on a normal PC. I updated Ubuntu and lost the cursor control so as of 8-15, it is still broken - hope they fix it soon. I'm burning my virtual files to disk now for my bare install - wish someone could post virtual machines up already configured (malware free). Again, thanks. The Kitty