Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dual Boot Linux from a VHD file on NTFS


12 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Dual Boot Linux from a VHD file on NTFS

Hello,

For those who want to try Linux as dual boot along with Windows 7. You can do it very easily, simply drop a Linux VHD file to your hard disk, then reboot and select Linux.

1 Linux as Real Appliance

With VBoot for Linux, you can pre-install and pre-configure Linux OS and its applications, then distribute the resulting virtual disk file in VHD format. The vhd can boot a real computer, with configuration and apps instantly available. This way, operating systems are truly manageable, as simple as files. We call such a Linux VHD to be a real appliance, in the sense that it boots physical computers.

It's very easy to setup and boot a computer with a vhd file. You download the vhd file, drop it to Windows or Linux file system, then configure the boot loader, and reboot the computer.

2 Linux as Virtual Appliance

The exact same vhd file also runs as a virtual machine using virtualization software, such as VMLite Workstation, VirtualBox, Xen and Virtual PC and Hyper-V, etc. By default, it's optimized for VMLite Workstation.

If VMLite Workstation is installed, you can simply double click the ubuntu-910-desktop-i386.mop file to launch the vhd as a virtual machine with VMLite Workstation.

3 USB Boot Made Easy

You just need to store the vhd file to usb drive, then hook the USB to different computers to boot.


A sample Ubuntu VHD package is ready for download:

http://www.vmlite.com/index.php/download/22-appliances (free site registration required)

download, extract it, then double click setup.exe on Windows, reboot
On Linux, need to configure boot loaders.

detailed instructions:

http://www.vmlite.com/appliances/ubuntu-910-readme.html

screenshots:

Click this bar to view the full image.

Click this bar to view the full image.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Dual Boot Linux from a VHD file on NTFS




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Dual Boot Linux from a VHD file on NTFS
Thread Forum
Solved Best Linux Distro to dual boot Chillout Room
Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux Tutorials
windows 7 and linux fedora dual boot with dual drives General Discussion
How to dual boot windows7 and Linux ? Installation & Setup
Linux Dual Boot System Using the Windows 7 Boot MGR Installation & Setup
Dual boot windows 7/linux (Fedora) Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:16 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33