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