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Old 04-01-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Easiest way to install Ubuntu 10.4.4?


Hello All:

I am working on a school project and need to have Ubuntu 10.4.4 to complete my assignments and wanted to know the easiest way (if any) to install it without creating a partition or having it on my PC permanently.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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Here are instructions to install Ubuntu in Virtualbox (no partitioning or permanent changes to your computer):

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox
 
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Usually Virtualbox (or VMware Player) is the way to go, but if your computer does not support hardware virtualization this solution can be very slow. In this case you might want to use Ubuntu's Wubi installer instead, which install the OS as like a normal application. You would have to reboot to start Ubuntu, but it can be de-installed like any other Windows application and creating separate partitions is not necessary.

You may probably want to inform your teacher that the support period for Ubuntu 10.04 ends in a few days and that using Ubuntu 12.04 instead (supported until April 2017) may be better for future assignments.
 
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Another option that might suit your needs would be to simply run it from a liveCD or liveUSB if you don't want it installed on your machine.
 
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Usually Virtualbox (or VMware Player) is the way to go, but if your computer does not support hardware virtualization this solution can be very slow. In this case you might want to use Ubuntu's Wubi installer instead, which install the OS as like a normal application. You would have to reboot to start Ubuntu, but it can be de-installed like any other Windows application and creating separate partitions is not necessary.

You may probably want to inform your teacher that the support period for Ubuntu 10.04 ends in a few days and that using Ubuntu 12.04 instead (supported until April 2017) may be better for future assignments.
Thanks for letting me know about the support end period...I will let my other classmates know!
 
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Here are instructions to install Ubuntu in Virtualbox (no partitioning or permanent changes to your computer):

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox

THANKS!! I will try it!
 
  


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