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

John jakewc2 at sky.com
Wed May 20 18:46:09 BST 2009

Sean Miller wrote:
> 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

that sounds really interesting. I was just wondering, is there a version 
that will install on XP so I can run Ubuntu in that?

Thank you for your help.


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