[ubuntu-uk] Installing Ubuntu using wubi on Vista Home machine.....

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Wed May 20 13:23:34 BST 2009


Virtual machine is something like Sun's Virtualbox or VMWare.

Virtualbox is, imho, better for running things like Linux.

Some screenshots here...

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots

Let's say you install Virtualbox on a Vista machine.  You then go into
it and say "Create Virtual Machine", tell it how much memory to give
it and how much disk space.  It then effectively boots into a BIOS
type screen and will say "no operating system installed", so you stick
in a Ubuntu CD, try it again and it'll hopefully install the operating
system.

Once installed you open virtualbox, say "start virtual machine" and it
starts in a window.  You can use the right-ctrl key and F together to
toggle between windowed and full screen.

So if, for instance, you don't want to use Vista at all you just boot
into it, start the virtual machine and then do right-ctrl-F and forget
Vista is even there.

But if you have a decent sized resolution better, maybe, to run the
Linux in a window - you should be able to cut and paste between the
two as well, I believe.

Sean



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