I'm trying to install VL 5.8 Standard in Virtual PC under Windows Vista Home Premium. The installation process gets started but stops after "Freeing unused kernel memory: 296K freed". Sometimes it stops a couple of lines before that, but at about that point the process simply stops, no error message, no kernel panic.
I've tried each of the four kernel choices, but each stops at the above point or a few lines before it.
Any ideas? Just in case my CD was bad, I tried with another one and had the same results. I'm hoping to get VL installed in a virtual machine (a free one as in "free beer") under Windows because I'd rather not repartition the drive and I prefer virtual machines to dual booting.
Does anyone know if QParted works reliably on Vista's NTFS?