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Windows 7: Install Linux in a Windows 7 virtual machine...

16 Oct 2009   #1
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Install Linux in a Windows 7 virtual machine...

Now that I have gotten rid of all of my linux machines, I have a need for one, mainly to install and test some work related apps that run on linux server.. I am wondering, if there is a way to install Linux as I did XP, in a Windows 7 virtual machine, and what the steps would be to do so.. This is not a linux is better post in the slightest.. I have been happily running 7 on 3 home based machines for the last 3 months, own 1 copy, and am patiently awaiting the chance to purchase 2 more.. If anything, this function would endear me more to the already brilliant OS..

Thanks!!


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16 Oct 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would trying looking around the Virtualization part of the forums and the Tutorials

Try reading some of these post and see if it helps.

Using VHD to install an OS other then Winodows 7

XPMode in Windows 7,Now Ubuntu in Windows 7
Linux virtualization
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16 Oct 2009   #3
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yeah. I guess I posted in the wrong subject.. maybe a mod can move this if he/she sees it..

Anyways, those solutions are good, but not really what I am after.. I was hoping to use the built in virtual machine software in win 7, to actually install Linux onto a vitual machine.. Would rather not have more than one vitual machine software running if I can avoid it, and am currently using the xpmode softare..
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16 Oct 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I already moved it to virtualization forum 30 minutes ago.
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16 Oct 2009   #5
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
Now that I have gotten rid of all of my linux machines, I have a need for one, mainly to install and test some work related apps that run on linux server.. I am wondering, if there is a way to install Linux as I did XP, in a Windows 7 virtual machine, and what the steps would be to do so.. This is not a linux is better post in the slightest.. I have been happily running 7 on 3 home based machines for the last 3 months, own 1 copy, and am patiently awaiting the chance to purchase 2 more.. If anything, this function would endear me more to the already brilliant OS..

Thanks!!
Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
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16 Oct 2009   #6
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
Now that I have gotten rid of all of my linux machines, I have a need for one, mainly to install and test some work related apps that run on linux server.. I am wondering, if there is a way to install Linux as I did XP, in a Windows 7 virtual machine, and what the steps would be to do so.. This is not a linux is better post in the slightest.. I have been happily running 7 on 3 home based machines for the last 3 months, own 1 copy, and am patiently awaiting the chance to purchase 2 more.. If anything, this function would endear me more to the already brilliant OS..

Thanks!!
Wubi - Ubuntu Installer for Windows
hhmm Thanks Gamepro going to give this a try myself.
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17 Oct 2009   #7
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I get an error that states something about 'please insert a disk in the drive.. with a path to a location'.. any suggestions..

My hope was to create multiple virtual machines, with their own hard drive space, etc.. inside my win7 installation. And my hope was to do this using the built in virtual machine application.. Is it possible to do this?
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17 Oct 2009   #8
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

If nothing works for you, VirtualBox by Sun is a good app for Windows and Linux VMs alike.
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17 Oct 2009   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
If nothing works for you, VirtualBox by Sun is a good app for Windows and Linux VMs alike.

Yes, Sun vBox works very well and you can install directly from the ISO file. I had made a little tutorial a while ago. Don't get confused by the title because it was originally made to install Win7 Beta. But works just as well for Ubuntu - i have one running in vBox.
Tutorial: How to install Windows7 in a Virtual Partition How-To Geek Forums
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17 Oct 2009   #10
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
If nothing works for you, VirtualBox by Sun is a good app for Windows and Linux VMs alike.

Yes, Sun vBox works very well and you can install directly from the ISO file. I had made a little tutorial a while ago. Don't get confused by the title because it was originally made to install Win7 Beta. But works just as well for Ubuntu - i have one running in vBox.
Tutorial: How to install Windows7 in a Virtual Partition How-To Geek Forums
Yeah, I had installed Ubuntu on Virtual PC 7 on Vista, but it never worked well since VPC7 is really only for Windows VMs.

A friend told me about VirtualBox and it works like a charm.
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