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Old 05-31-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Question F13 LiveDisc


I am currently running W$7 32bit, with Fedora 13 LiveDisc
I want to install Fedora 13 LiveDisc to VirtualBox. When I went to install to Hard Drive, from F13 LiveDisc I got to the point where it said "by installing you wont necessarily have your existing files deleted."
At this point it was wanting to install to my HD. I dont know if there are more choices for places to install to after agreeing to install to my HD. I didnt want to chance overwriting my W$ OS.
So then, my question is, if I continue with the install from F13 LiveDisc, to my HD, can I then navigate to VirtualBox for the install?
 
Old 05-31-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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Are you booting the VM from the LiveDisk, or your actual machine?

You have to run VirtualBox and set up the virtual hard drive, then boot the virtual machine that you create from the Fedora disk, and then install on the VM.
 
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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Are you booting the VM from the LiveDisk, or your actual machine?

You have to run VirtualBox and set up the virtual hard drive, then boot the virtual machine that you create from the Fedora disk, and then install on the VM.
So, what you're saying is that I have to install to VM from W$ OS?
 
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Well, you do actually have a choice. You could boot to the live cd and install virtualbox and then use some area on the W7 for the virtual filesystem.


I'd guess most people install Virtualbox to the W7 and run it like that. You can use the iso file to boot your VM. One of the reasons to use a VM is to protect your original install. I'd think it would be safer by doing the second way.
 
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:09 PM   #5
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If your intent is, as I understand it, to run Fedora on a virtual machine within VirtualBox, and for Windows 7 to remain the OS on your "actual" hardware, then, yes, the first step will be to install VirtualBox under Windows 7.
 
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:28 AM   #6
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Thumbs up Thanks to all

Sorry to sound dumb, I'm just trying to figure it out.
 
  


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