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    Hey all;

    So the title describes pretty concisely what I want to do. I don't know where to get started. I know there's a lot of pros in here, so let's get right to the part where I profit from all your knowledge!

    :D

    Dice.

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    Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

    no need for a virtual machine. you can download a live cd version of it. Burn that image to a disk and pop it in your drive. Boot to teh CD and it runs like a normal linux would, wont mess anything up or change your xp stuff.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/access/livecd?...%29%7C%28cd%29


    its also the same download as if you where gonna install it right away off the disk
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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    • #3
      Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

      He wants to run it in a virtual machine though. A LiveCD isn't the same.
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      • #4
        Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

        Originally posted by icky View Post
        He wants to run it in a virtual machine though. A LiveCD isn't the same.
        Icky's right. I was hoping for a virtual machine setup - that said, a LiveCD will be a good place to start. I'll have a look at the web page and see what can be engineered. Thanks for the feedback.

        Anyone else who knows of a good, free VM program, let me know. Thanks.

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        • #5
          Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

          I believe MS made their VM machine free a few years ago.

          http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...loads/sp1.mspx

          really easy to setup and run
          that sounds like a good idea trooper.
          -Vulcan

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          • #6
            Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

            Brilliant - that's exactly what I wanted. Thanks Trooper!

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            Assume good faith - Be polite, please! - Work toward agreement. - Argue facts, not personalities. - Concede a point when you have no response to it, or admit when you disagree based on intuition or taste. - Be civil. - Be prepared to apologize. In animated discussions, we often say things we later wish we hadn't. Say so. - Forgive and forget. - Recognize your own biases and keep them in check. - Give praise when due.

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            • #7
              Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

              I believe VMWare is also free. The cost is if you want to use it for image mastering, but if you just want a VM, you are all set. And I am pretty sure I have booted a LiveCD inside a VMWare session, so that would be a damn quick way of achieving what you want.
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              • #8
                Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

                Runs fine under the free VMWare Server platform on my laptop with no issues at all.
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                • #9
                  Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

                  Excellent. Thanks for the tips, guys. Microsoft's VM worked great. I'll try VMWare out later today hopefully.

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                  Principles of good Sandbox Etiquette:
                  Assume good faith - Be polite, please! - Work toward agreement. - Argue facts, not personalities. - Concede a point when you have no response to it, or admit when you disagree based on intuition or taste. - Be civil. - Be prepared to apologize. In animated discussions, we often say things we later wish we hadn't. Say so. - Forgive and forget. - Recognize your own biases and keep them in check. - Give praise when due.

                  Treat others as you would have them treat you

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                  • #10
                    Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

                    I prefer VMWare to Microsoft's solution any day. It seems to be far more versatile, stable, and performs better.

                    Just my own $0.02.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

                      dice with all this talk of linux i might have to have some fun later.
                      that sounds like a good idea trooper.
                      -Vulcan

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                      • #12
                        Re: Run Ubuntu in a virtual machine

                        Originally posted by Trooper[SNPR] View Post
                        dice with all this talk of linux i might have to have some fun later.
                        I tried that line on my wife once and it was fruitless. :D
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