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Windows 7: Virtual PC and Ubuntu 11.04

28 Aug 2011   #11
Golden
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Magic! Thanks again. Hopefully my next post is sent from virtual space.........

Here we go...........


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28 Aug 2011   #12
Kari

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Waiting to see a screenshot...

Have fun!

Kari
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28 Aug 2011   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

So far so good.

I'm installing Linux Mint from the Linux desktop, and one of the options is Erase disk and install Linux Mint....but this in virtual space right? It doesn't actually erase anything since my disk space is virtual space that exists in my 2GB allocated RAM?

BTW : this virtualisation is bloody brilliant! Why didn't anyone tell me about this earlier?


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28 Aug 2011   #14
Kari

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Yes, no worries. It only erases the vhd (virtual hard disk) you set up to be used with Linux Mint (see the tutorial, part 2 step 6).

Kari
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28 Aug 2011   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

{face palm}

Part 2, Step 6:

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Choose Erase and use the entire disk. Notice please, we are now talking about the virtual hard disk we created earlier, not the actual hd on your host computer. In other words, this does not mean your HD with Windows on it will be erased

Thanks Kari - time for me now to read the tutorial in depth. I really like this virtualisation stuff - seems limitless. Thanks again for your time.
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28 Aug 2011   #16
Kari

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Heh heh Your first Linux RTFM error...
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28 Aug 2011   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

SUCCESS!

Posted from Firefox inside Mint11 - thanks Kari, you're a legend mate!
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28 Aug 2011   #18
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Nice!

Now try the Seamless Mode. Linux mint vm running and being active window, click RIGHT CTRL + L to enter seamless mode. Click RIGHT CTRL + L again to restore windowed mode.

For full screen mode, click RIGHT CTRL + F, same combination to return to windowed mode.

Experimenting with windowed, seamless and full screen modes you'll find the one that suits you best.

Kari
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28 Aug 2011   #19
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Whoaa! Nice! I have VM Mint11 on my left monitor, and Windows 7 on my right monitor - all I need to do is click between them, and the mouse is automatically "captured" as soon as it moves across monitor boundaries. This is fun!

I'm updating Mint11 as we speak, and then I'm proceeding to install Ubuntu 11.04 - going to assign 2GB to each, although I cannot yet see the scenario where I will be running 2 vm's concurrently.
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28 Aug 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I only stepped out for late lunch and missed all your fun. Next try to get the Chromium browser - it is like Chrome and a lot faster than FF (at least on my systems). You find it via the Applications tab > Ubuntu software center (it may be called Mint Software center - not sure).
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