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18 Oct 2009   #11
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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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.
Oh sorry, never noticed that you want a virtual one.
Anyways, I just recommend a full-blown Ubuntu dual-boot which can easily be done and un-dune using Wubi.


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18 Oct 2009   #12
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

VPC can install directly from ISO image, like VirtualBox. My Ubuntu 9.04 works just fine on VPC.

Create first a new virtual hard drive (image 1). Go to settings, choose DVD drive from the left pane and browse to find the right ISO or installation CD / DVD on the right pane (image 2).

Sit back and enjoy, let vpc install your OS.

Kari

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18 Oct 2009   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

VPC is not supported for the Home edition - you need Ultimate, etc. That was one reason I chose vBox. VPC kind of runs on e.g. Vista Home Premium, but there are flaws. E.g. installing from an .iso was very, very difficult.
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18 Oct 2009   #14
DeWire

Windows 7
 
 

VMWare for the win.
Worth every penny
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18 Oct 2009   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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VMWare for the win.
Worth every penny
I heard that it is a good program. But it costs close to $200 whereas I have everything I need with Virtual Box ( but my needs are not very exotic).
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18 Oct 2009   #16
DeWire

Windows 7
 
 

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VMWare for the win.
Worth every penny
I heard that it is a good program. But it costs close to $200 whereas I have everything I need with Virtual Box ( but my needs are not very exotic).
To be honest , I havnt bought it myself. I am only using it simply because I get it for free as a student in my college. Once I leave the college, I have to uninstall it

DeWire
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18 Oct 2009   #17
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Managed to install Ubuntu into Virtual box.. having some trubs with the mouse however. It reminds me of the same symptoms I see when I first install redhat on an HP server, until I install the mouse drivers off the accompanying HP smart start cd.. I move the mouse, but there are two mouse cursers on the screen, and though one moves fluidly, the other, the one that is the actual mouse moves vaguely after it, never quite catching up.. Hoping someone can help me out with this..
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18 Oct 2009   #18
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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Managed to install Ubuntu into Virtual box.. having some trubs with the mouse however. It reminds me of the same symptoms I see when I first install redhat on an HP server, until I install the mouse drivers off the accompanying HP smart start cd.. I move the mouse, but there are two mouse cursers on the screen, and though one moves fluidly, the other, the one that is the actual mouse moves vaguely after it, never quite catching up.. Hoping someone can help me out with this..
VB comes with an ISO image file of add-ons. Under the settings for CD/DVD Roms for the VM, mount the ISO. Start up the VM and you can install the add-ons that include mouse integration.
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19 Oct 2009   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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VMWare for the win.
Worth every penny
I heard that it is a good program. But it costs close to $200 whereas I have everything I need with Virtual Box ( but my needs are not very exotic).
VMWARE SERVER is 100% free and EFFICIENT.
What's good is that the VM's RUN IN THE BACKGROUND so you don't need to be actually logged on to the VM to run anything - and of course you can access the VM from ANY machine on your LAN or even the Internet without having to start an application like Virtual Box / vmware.

You can also "Auto start" vm's from boot up if you want -- quite useful if the HOST system needs to get re-booted for any reason - you don't have to manually start the virtual machines again. (You can of course do it manually if you want to however).

It works great.

Here's a screenshot

OK this is a Windows XP vm but it will run Linux guests etc quite happily).

IMO vmware still works better than other virtualisation software - and has better "virtual hardware support" too.


cheers
jimbo


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19 Oct 2009   #20
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Got that working.. Now.. any idea if it is possible to set up my new linux box, to use the secondary nic on my computer, while my windows 7 box uses the primary. This way, each machine can have it's own IP, and they will be network-able.. Perhaps I should start a new thread...
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