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Old 09-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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instant winxp in ubuntu


hello!

I want to run winxp in my ubuntu, with a single click, while winxp runs

how do i do this?

please note I cant use usb, partition, cd, etc

I just want to place it in a folder and run it

any solution?

thanks!
 
Old 09-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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If you want to run XP in Linux you have to use a virtual machine, like Virtualbox or VMware Player.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 08:01 AM   #3
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The only way I can think of is using VirtualBox, and installing XP as a virtual machine.

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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And creating shortcut to run it with single click
Code:
virtualbox --fullscreen --startvm "YourNameOfVirtualMachine"
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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I cant, my resources in the machine are very limited, since it is a work machine

I cannot install anything, I cant sudo, I just want to run it and work

any other solution?
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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...it is a work machine...I cannot install anything, I cant sudo...

any other solution?
Yes, ask your Systems Admin or IT shop.
 
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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Yes, ask your Systems Admin or IT shop.
or maybe someone else than you
 
Old 09-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #8
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if it is not your computer then you should ask the owner for permission to make changes to it, and also for their help. Otherwise you are almost certainly breaking the rules you agree to when given access to the computer.
 
Old 09-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #9
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please note I cant use usb, partition, cd, etc ... since it is a work machine I cannot install anything, I cant sudo...

Without privs, it will be a difficult task
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Good Luck.

a similar situation as http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...re-4175425938/

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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You've made a few posts now about installing software on a computer that isn't yours. This blog post has some excellent suggestions how you can acquire your own computer at little or no cost: http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2010/10...-old-computer/
 
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So you can't partition the hard drive, you don't have the permissions to install virtualization software onto the current OS, and even if you did, the computer is not powerful enough to run both OSs at the same time.

Sounds like you can't do what you're asking on that machine.
 
  


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