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Windows 7: Basic VM install

28 Aug 2013   #1
WinchesterStoke

Windows x64 Premium
 
 
Basic VM install

Hi! This is my first foray into the world of virtualisation so please be patient. Any help really appreciated!

I was going to follow the tutorial: Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine but install Ubunto - as I have Windows 7 Home Premium - and therefore can't install XP for free.

Would this work, and the would the Ubunto VM be able to surf the web?

Any advise really appreciated!

Thanks in advance!


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28 Aug 2013   #2
derekimo

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Have you thought about VMware Or VirtualBox

VMware is my preference.

I haven't tried to put Ubuntu in Windows Virtual PC myself.

VM's will surf the web just like a regular machine.
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31 Aug 2013   #3
WinchesterStoke

Windows x64 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Have you thought about VMware Or VirtualBox

VMware is my preference.

I haven't tried to put Ubuntu in Windows Virtual PC myself.

VM's will surf the web just like a regular machine.
Many thanks for the reply.

If I'm using VMware - which of the downloads would I need - is it VMware Player for Windows?

Is there any help/tutorials available for using VMware please?

Sorry - I'm struggling to find any suitable links!

Cheers
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31 Aug 2013   #4
Kari

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This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu Linux on a VirtualBox virtual machine: Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

Kari
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31 Aug 2013   #5
WinchesterStoke

Windows x64 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu Linux on a VirtualBox virtual machine: Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

Kari
Thanks Kari - that looks ideal!
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02 Sep 2013   #6
WinchesterStoke

Windows x64 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu Linux on a VirtualBox virtual machine: Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

Kari
Thanks Kari - that worked a treat!

At the moment the display is VESA - using the Oracle VM Virtualbox VBE adaptor.

Is there anyway I can increase the screen resolution please?
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03 Sep 2013   #7
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinchesterStoke View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu Linux on a VirtualBox virtual machine: Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

Kari
Thanks Kari - that worked a treat!

At the moment the display is VESA - using the Oracle VM Virtualbox VBE adaptor.

Is there anyway I can increase the screen resolution please?
Did you install the VirtualBox Guest Additions as described in tutorial, Part 2 steps 15 to 21?
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04 Sep 2013   #8
WinchesterStoke

Windows x64 Premium
 
 

Thanks - all good now.
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