Parallels build 1848 has been running WinXP and various Linux installs flawlessly… I’ve been meaning to upgrade to build 1970 as there have been many improvements. Finally, the long holiday weekend presented the perfect opportunity to upgrade.
Ran the uninstaller from the original 1848 build distro, restarted my machine, installed the new 1970 build, restarted the machine again, and everything went without a hitch!Â I then booted up a VM instance of WinXP, reinstalled the Parallels tools and that’s it!Â Everything is working great; and the networking and overall speed of the virtual instances appear to be a bit snappier.
One thing with Ubuntu Edgy Eft is that the boot splash screens don’t appear like they used to in Ubuntu Dapper.Â Turns out to be a simple fix. /boot/grub/menu.lst has to be edited:
line 19: update the timeout to 10
line 23: uncomment the color options
line 85: add boot options “splash vga=792 acpi=off clock=pit”
line 113: add boot options “splash vga=792 acpi=off clock=pit”
All should then be good to go!