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Windows 7/Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bob Hatch, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    need from the folks here.

    I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.

    If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.

    I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set
    a disk in and install the OS there.

    I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.

    Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being used
    now, so using one of those is not an option.


    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  2. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu will
    > install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.


    I run it in a VMWare Player
    http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

    --
    Andrew
     
  3. Conor

    Conor Flightless Bird

    In article <4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com>, Bob Hatch
    says...
    >
    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    > will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >
    > If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >
    > I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set
    > a disk in and install the OS there.
    >
    > I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >
    > Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being used
    > now, so using one of those is not an option.


    Two options:

    Option 1: Install the free Virtualbox, create a virtual PC and install
    on that.
    Option 2: Install Ubuntu via Wubi. It is basically like creating a
    virtual PC in so much that it uses a single file as a "partition" and it
    adds an option to the Windows boot menu on startup. If you want to
    uninstall Ubuntu, you simply go to Add/Remove programs and do it from
    there.

    Advantages of Wubi is that its basically native. Disadvantage of Wubi is
    that you have a boot menu so its basically dual boot but without the
    partitioning.


    --
    Conor

    I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
     
  4. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu will
    > install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >
    > If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.



    It will run fine using any of the various virtual machine systems, Microsoft
    Virtual PC included. I would go with the VMware Free Virtual Server product
    myself given a choice between that or Virtual PC.
     
  5. John Aldred

    John Aldred Flightless Bird

    Bob Hatch wrote:

    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    > will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >
    > If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.


    Personally when evaluating a new release/distribution of Linux, I swap out
    disks. If everything runs OK I then dual boot, but this isn't the answer
    that you wanted!

    The main reason for this reply is to caution that the latest release of
    Ubuntu (9.10) is, in the opinion of many users, too much like a beta
    release.

    I would advise trying the more mature 8.04 version, which is still available
    and is the latest Long Term Support version, although it is not quite so
    up-to-date.

    --
    John Aldred
     
  6. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:32:14 -0700, Bob Hatch wrote:

    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    > will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >
    > If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >
    > I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set
    > a disk in and install the OS there.
    >
    > I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >
    > Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being used
    > now, so using one of those is not an option.


    You could do that. If you expect this to be a short term comparison,
    another option would be to boot a Linux Live CD. It will boot and run
    from the CD without installing anything on your computer. Of course, it
    will be a bit slower since it's running from the CD rather than a hard
    disk, but all the basic functionality is there.
     
  7. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 18 Feb 2010, Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and
    > arguing is about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want
    > to have to swap out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm
    > wondering if Ubuntu will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft
    > Virtual Machine.


    Yes, it will. But if you have problems with MVM, you can try Sun
    Virtual Box - Ubuntu runs quite well in that.
     
  8. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3
    @news.astraweb.com:

    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer

    I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing

    is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    > will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.


    If you do try it out, be sure to try out both Ubuntu and Kubuntu.

    Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop..... http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-
    notes/2.28/

    Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop.....http://www.kde.org/

    Although, if yo do try an older release as mentioned in one of the other
    replies, Kubuntu won;t run as well because that's an older version of KDE
    that was buggy and slow. Version 4.x is significantly improved.

    KDE looks much more refined and polished, and they also have a lot more
    apps.
     
  9. ray

    ray Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:15:31 -0600, DanS wrote:

    > Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3
    > @news.astraweb.com:
    >
    >> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer

    > I
    >> need from the folks here.
    >>
    >> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing

    > is
    >> about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    >> out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    >> will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.

    >
    > If you do try it out, be sure to try out both Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
    >
    > Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop.....
    > http://library.gnome.org/misc/release- notes/2.28/
    >
    > Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop.....http://www.kde.org/
    >
    > Although, if yo do try an older release as mentioned in one of the other
    > replies, Kubuntu won;t run as well because that's an older version of
    > KDE that was buggy and slow. Version 4.x is significantly improved.
    >
    > KDE looks much more refined and polished, and they also have a lot more
    > apps.


    No need to install both - simply install Ubuntu and then add the KDE
    desktop. At boot you can choose which to use. In the past, I've found it
    better to do that than install Kubuntu - things just always worked better
    for me that way - could have changed by now, though.
     
  10. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    ray <ray@zianet.com> wrote in news:7u5fi5F2j4U3@mid.individual.net:

    > On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:15:31 -0600, DanS wrote:
    >
    >> Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3
    >> @news.astraweb.com:
    >>
    >>> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the
    >>> answer

    >> I
    >>> need from the folks here.
    >>>
    >>> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and
    >>> arguing

    >> is
    >>> about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to
    >>> swap out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if
    >>> Ubuntu will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.

    >>
    >> If you do try it out, be sure to try out both Ubuntu and Kubuntu.
    >>
    >> Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop.....
    >> http://library.gnome.org/misc/release- notes/2.28/
    >>
    >> Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop.....http://www.kde.org/
    >>
    >> Although, if yo do try an older release as mentioned in one of the
    >> other replies, Kubuntu won;t run as well because that's an older
    >> version of KDE that was buggy and slow. Version 4.x is significantly
    >> improved.
    >>
    >> KDE looks much more refined and polished, and they also have a lot
    >> more apps.

    >
    > No need to install both - simply install Ubuntu and then add the KDE
    > desktop. At boot you can choose which to use. In the past, I've found
    > it better to do that than install Kubuntu - things just always worked
    > better for me that way - could have changed by now, though.


    You know Ray, I thought that it didn't matter either and that is what I
    always did too...until the 9.10 release, I just decided to do a direct
    Kinstall instead of adding it, and after using it for a while now, I
    would never go back to GNOME (unless of course a subsequent update of KDE
    breaks it again).

    The one thing that really bugged me was having both K & G apps in the
    menu. I tried the apps that hide them as necesary, but those never worked
    100%.
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu will
    > install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >
    > If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >
    > I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set a
    > disk in and install the OS there.
    >
    > I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >
    > Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being used
    > now, so using one of those is not an option.
    >
    >
    > --
    > "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    > down to their level and beat you with experience."
    > Unknown
    >
    > http://www.bobhatch.com
    > http://www.tdsrvresort.com


    OK, you have a Windows OS that runs fine with no problems and you want to
    know if bunt will play nice with it so technically this is a bunt question.
    Just a curiosity, the next time you have a Windows question will you ask it
    in the bunt forum?
    Dave
     
  12. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On 2/18/10, Dave posted:

    > "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    > news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    >> need from the folks here.
    >>
    >> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    >> about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap out
    >> disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu will
    >> install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >>
    >> If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >>
    >> I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set a
    >> disk in and install the OS there.
    >>
    >> I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >>
    >> Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being used
    >> now, so using one of those is not an option.
    >>
    >>
    >> -- "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    >> down to their level and beat you with experience."
    >> Unknown
    >>
    >> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >> http://www.tdsrvresort.com


    > OK, you have a Windows OS that runs fine with no problems and you want to
    > know if bunt will play nice with it so technically this is a bunt question.
    > Just a curiosity, the next time you have a Windows question will you ask it
    > in the bunt forum?
    > Dave


    Now, now! Ubuntu is, de facto, on-topic in this group.

    Just kidding. You may realize that I am referring to a lot of posts
    that appear in this group.

    --
    Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
     
  13. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 2/18/2010 1:32 AM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    > will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.


    Yes you can do it this way and it works quite well depending on the
    virtualization software. I use VMWare player and it runs as well as if
    it were installed as the only OS on this laptop. One nice thing about
    using VMWare player is that you can mount a disc iso and not have to
    burn it to a cd. Then if you don't like it you can just delete
    everything and forget it and not waste a CD.

    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Timestamp: Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:59:39 PM
     
  14. Canuck57

    Canuck57 Flightless Bird

    On 18/02/2010 12:32 AM, Bob Hatch wrote:

    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    > will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.


    I wouldn't use the Micrsoft VM. VMWare (commercial) and VirtualBox
    (Freeware) blow the doars off og the Microsoft VM app. Both of these VM
    have developers that proactively want to support other OSes including
    Microsoft ones.

    > If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.


    Not many, I have been running OSes in VMs for decade. Never been easier
    or faster. About the only gotcha would be if you ran Vista/Win7 or a
    Linux and wanted the glass look, or beryl interface, they might not work
    well. Just stick to the classic look, and no problems.

    The only other thing is memory, more the better. (Any VM likes this)

    > I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set
    > a disk in and install the OS there.


    You probably could, but I have 2 internal HDs.

    > I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.


    My reason too in running a VM.

    > Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being used
    > now, so using one of those is not an option.


    You might have 4 or more, but power supply and space are likely less.

    My setup:

    Q6600 quad processor, 8GB of RAM, 2 x 1TB HD, nVidea 512M video, 23"
    digital display.

    Software is dual boot, Fedora and Vista. I will use Vista as you are
    likely not as familiar with Linux.

    Vista Premium with only these added:
    - VirtualBox as the VM
    - OpenOffice
    - FireFox
    - PuTTY

    Games and crap removed.

    In the VMs, I have:
    - OpenBSD
    - 2 x Fedora
    - Suse
    - Ubuntu
    - Red Hat
    - 3 x Solaris 10 x86
    - W2000
    - W2003

    The above allows me to test software and solutions between a wide
    variety of systems without screwing around. I tried a Microsoft VM some
    years ago and found it too unstable. Used to be a VMWare nut, but they
    hiked the price and as far as I can tell, VirtualBox is the fastest,
    leanest and most versions stable like a rock.
     
  15. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

    "Roy Smith" <rasmith1959@live.com> wrote in message
    news:hlkrai$fru$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 2/18/2010 1:32 AM, Bob Hatch wrote:
    >> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    >> need from the folks here.
    >>
    >> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    >> about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    >> out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    >> will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.

    >
    > Yes you can do it this way and it works quite well depending on the
    > virtualization software. I use VMWare player and it runs as well as if
    > it were installed as the only OS on this laptop. One nice thing about
    > using VMWare player is that you can mount a disc iso and not have to
    > burn it to a cd. Then if you don't like it you can just delete
    > everything and forget it and not waste a CD.
    >


    I'm pretty sure all the VM solutions allow you to mount an ,iso from your
    filesystem.

    --
    Andrew
     
  16. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    On 2/18/2010 5:40 PM, Dave wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    > news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer
    >> I need from the folks here.
    >>
    >> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing
    >> is about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to
    >> swap out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if
    >> Ubuntu will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >>
    >> If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >>
    >> I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could
    >> set a disk in and install the OS there.
    >>
    >> I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >>
    >> Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being
    >> used now, so using one of those is not an option.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    >> down to their level and beat you with experience."
    >> Unknown
    >>
    >> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >> http://www.tdsrvresort.com

    >
    > OK, you have a Windows OS that runs fine with no problems and you want
    > to know if bunt will play nice with it so technically this is a bunt
    > question. Just a curiosity, the next time you have a Windows question
    > will you ask it in the bunt forum?
    > Dave


    So you don't think asking if another OS will run in Windows Virtual PC
    installed in a Windows 7 Pro environment is a valid Windows 7 question.

    Interesting. Picky and petty, but interesting.

    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  17. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    On 2010-02-18, Bob Hatch <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote:
    > OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    > need from the folks here.
    >
    > I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    > about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    > out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    > will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >
    > If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >
    > I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set
    > a disk in and install the OS there.
    >
    > I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >

    As one who had this question on my mind years ago, I would suggest that you
    set aside a partion on your HD for Ubuntu. If you have some spare space the
    Ubuntu installation will offer to use it by creating the partition.

    Virtualisation is okay but it is a OS operating within another and thus is
    not not the same in terms of speed or control.
     
  18. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    On 2/18/2010 10:18 PM, Gordon wrote:
    > On 2010-02-18, Bob Hatch<bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote:
    >> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    >> need from the folks here.
    >>
    >> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    >> about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    >> out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    >> will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >>
    >> If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >>
    >> I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set
    >> a disk in and install the OS there.
    >>
    >> I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >>

    > As one who had this question on my mind years ago, I would suggest that you
    > set aside a partion on your HD for Ubuntu. If you have some spare space the
    > Ubuntu installation will offer to use it by creating the partition.
    >
    > Virtualisation is okay but it is a OS operating within another and thus is
    > not not the same in terms of speed or control.
    >

    Thanks to "most" everyone for the positive ideas and advice. I'll run it
    through my thinker and make a decision on how to go about this learning
    curve thing.


    --
    "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    down to their level and beat you with experience."
    Unknown

    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
     
  19. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <letters@someplace.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hlkqon$2ml$1@news.albasani.net...
    > On 2/18/10, Dave posted:
    >
    >> "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >>> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer I
    >>> need from the folks here.
    >>>
    >>> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing is
    >>> about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to swap
    >>> out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if Ubuntu
    >>> will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >>>
    >>> If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >>>
    >>> I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could set
    >>> a disk in and install the OS there.
    >>>
    >>> I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >>>
    >>> Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being used
    >>> now, so using one of those is not an option.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> -- "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    >>> down to their level and beat you with experience."
    >>> Unknown
    >>>
    >>> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >>> http://www.tdsrvresort.com

    >
    >> OK, you have a Windows OS that runs fine with no problems and you want to
    >> know if bunt will play nice with it so technically this is a bunt
    >> question. Just a curiosity, the next time you have a Windows question
    >> will you ask it in the bunt forum?
    >> Dave

    >
    > Now, now! Ubuntu is, de facto, on-topic in this group.
    >
    > Just kidding. You may realize that I am referring to a lot of posts that
    > appear in this group.
    >
    > --
    > Gene Bloch 650.366.4267 lettersatblochg.com
    >


    Got your meaning. =D
    Dave
     
  20. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    news:4b7e0c59$0$14776$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > On 2/18/2010 5:40 PM, Dave wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bob Hatch" <bob.hatch@ymail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4b7ced11$0$9618$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    >>> OK, I know this is not a Ubuntu group but I think I can get the answer
    >>> I need from the folks here.
    >>>
    >>> I've decided I want to see what the heck all the shouting and arguing
    >>> is about. I don't want a dual boot system and I don't want to have to
    >>> swap out disks when I want to play with Ubuntu, so I'm wondering if
    >>> Ubuntu will install and run in a Windows/Microsoft Virtual Machine.
    >>>
    >>> If so are there any potential problems I should be aware of.
    >>>
    >>> I do have one option and that is an external eSATA dock that I could
    >>> set a disk in and install the OS there.
    >>>
    >>> I'm just trying to learn the best way to learn.
    >>>
    >>> Information. I have 4 internal SATA connections and all 4 are being
    >>> used now, so using one of those is not an option.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    >>> down to their level and beat you with experience."
    >>> Unknown
    >>>
    >>> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >>> http://www.tdsrvresort.com

    >>
    >> OK, you have a Windows OS that runs fine with no problems and you want
    >> to know if bunt will play nice with it so technically this is a bunt
    >> question. Just a curiosity, the next time you have a Windows question
    >> will you ask it in the bunt forum?
    >> Dave

    >
    > So you don't think asking if another OS will run in Windows Virtual PC
    > installed in a Windows 7 Pro environment is a valid Windows 7 question.
    >
    > Interesting. Picky and petty, but interesting.
    >
    > --
    > "Never argue with an idiot, they will knock you
    > down to their level and beat you with experience."
    > Unknown
    >
    > http://www.bobhatch.com
    > http://www.tdsrvresort.com


    I'm not complaining as I didn't want to be picky and petty (VBG), I'm just
    curious. I have to admit Ubuntu is the most user friendly Linux flavor I've
    ever looked at so I'm wondering where the most reliable source of info is
    just in case I ever decide to try it again. =D
    P.S. I like your tagline. Saw another one that said something like, "Never
    argue with an idiot, people around you will start to wonder which one is the
    idiot."
    Dave
     

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