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Windows 7: VMware Player - Install and Setup Zorin

03 Feb 2017   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Ethel now I have Zorin dual booted on my tester desktop and all I did was download the Zorin core and install it. Download - Zorin OS

I did that using this Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux

Having raved on about all that I am wondering if you would have been better off having just the new drive hooked up and installing the Zorin download from a stick or disk. I prefer a disk myself but the choice is a personal thing anyway.


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03 Feb 2017   #31
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The times I have used Zorin, I unhooked all other drives and hook the would be Zorin drive to a Sata port.

Doing it in this fashion, makes sure no other drives are bothered in any way with the install.
When the Zorin install is complete I hooked up the other drives.

When done I would dual boot using F8 key from my Asus bios.

Jack
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03 Feb 2017   #32
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Zorin 02 12

Hello and Thank you both for replying. I think I will download zorin again even though I purchased the dvd
it is no big deal, it only costed $5.95. The usb stick is the easiest way. I had it on a usb stick a few weeks
back and for some reason decided to purchase the dvd. Also from the usb stick would I be able to install
it on the external harddrive without any dramas?
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03 Feb 2017   #33
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm don't know about that Ethel I suppose you can try that with all other drives disconnected to avoid any confusion as to where the Zorin OS is to be installed.

But personally I wouldn't be holding my breath for long.
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04 Feb 2017   #34
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Are you trying to install Zorin as a VM in VMWare Player? It should be straightforward. Suggest you post screenshots of the issues you are having.
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04 Feb 2017   #35
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
zorin os 12

Thank you everyone, I think I will go with the dual boot as ICIT2LOL has done. I have not downloaded
zorin yet, internet a bit on the slow side for downloading today. The VMware Player may be a bit beyond my
knowledge. I will post back when and if I succeed.
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04 Feb 2017   #36
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Ethel, VMWare player is very simple and will avoid any chance of messing up your primary OS. If you will follow the tutorial in post 1 in this thread, you will have no problems. Here is a video of installing Linux Mint in Windows 10. It will be no different than installing Zorin in Windows 7. While there are several ways to do it, the video just shows the way I do it., I think you will see how easy it is.

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04 Feb 2017   #37
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
zorin os 12

Hello essenbe, I will give this a go in the next few days. At the moment I am a bit bored with playing with it,but I do not give up easily. Thank you very much. I want to install zorin, but I guess I have to stop
worrying about windows so much or I will never do it.
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04 Feb 2017   #38
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
zorin 02 12

Hello Everybody, I am feeling pretty happy. I managed to install Zorin os 12 to the seagate external hard drive without
effecting windows. The grub bootloader is installed on the external hard drive, which is great. I kept looking on the internet
and other people were wanting to do the same thing as me. I followed the instructions for linux mint on an external hdd
using gparted, to partition the disk. The trouble seemed mainly to be because of using a 1tb drive, something to do with
alignment. Following the Linux instructions, all installed. Can just boot as Thrashzone does from seagate usb, or Windows.
I am feeling a bit proud of myself, did not think I could do it, may have a bit more brain than I give myself credit for.
Thank you once again everyone for all the good suggestions.
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04 Feb 2017   #39
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Congratulations Ethel, glad you got it sorted like you wanted it. I don't think you need to be concerned about your brain power. It has little to do with brain power. It's just figuring out how to do what you want to do. That's how we all learn.
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