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Windows 7: How to install ubuntu on a virtual machine


05 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7
 
 
How to install ubuntu on a virtual machine

Hi again
this time I've become interested in ubuntu
But I really like and need my Windows.So I decided to install the ubunto thing on a virtual machine.
The point is I know NOTHING about virtualization.I mean I haven't tried it yet.
So from where should I start?And where can I find a good tutorial.
(I think I should mention that I have Ububtu(10.10) on both CD and a flash disk.please give me the easier way)

thanks in advance

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05 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Get VirtualBox
VirtualBox

Then create a new virtual machine in VirtualBox using the ubuntu CD/DVD as attachment
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05 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello there. Take a look this great tutorial from Kari. I'm sure it will helps you
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox
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08 Feb 2011   #4

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi um i have put ubentu on Windows virtual pc

be aware that u must use the 32 bit version of ubentu

it wont let me use hardware virtualization.

You can still have virtualization it but you need to go in the vitual machine options for ubentu and disable hardware virtualization for ubentu to work

That is assuming that u already have it turned on in your bios.

Hope this helps
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08 Feb 2011   #5

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computergeekguy View Post
Hi um i have put ubentu on Windows virtual pc
Ubuntu or any other Linux distro on Microsoft Virtual PC vm is in my opinion not a good idea. Virtual PC currently has the integration features available only for Windows XP, Vista and Seven virtual machines.

My recommendation is to install Linux only to VirtualBox (with Guest Additions), or VMware (with VMware Tools). Runs much better and networking with host and Windows network is easier. Also for instance to change resolution of the vm is much easier, just drag (resize) the vm window to any size you want it to have.

Kari
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08 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will heavily recommend Kari's suggestion to only use Vbox or VMWare to run Linux virtual machines. Your experience will be much improved with fewer headaches if you do. Believe it or not, but MS doesn't cater to Linux hosts running in their virtualization environment.
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