Parallels: Running Ubunto from External Drive

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I was wondering if there was a way I could do this? I put the Ubunto ISO file on my external under an Ubuntu folder and then had parallels create the hard disk space to this path:

/Volumes/External Drive/Ubuntu/lin26.hdd

the only problem is when I try to start it I get this error:

Error occurred while saving VM configuration file. Please check that you have proper permissions to write to virtual machine home folder.

Any help would be appreciated thanks guys!
 
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i want to do this too. can someone help us out?
 
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I just found this on the parallels forum. Theres a work around to get Ubunto to work, some also suggest using Fusion which is a competitor to parallels but still in beta.

Is there a way to do this with Powerbook G4?

I want to run ubuntu from my external drive that is connected through usb2.0.

If I was successful, what would happen if I booted without my external HD attached?
 
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Sorry bro, i've been a mac user for a month and 1 day now!! lol so i don't know that much yet.

But check in the parallels forum, maybe someone there can help you.
 

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