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Old 03-09-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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Linux under windows as a file


Hi guys
I need to install any linux on my friends laptop u guys suggest. I dont want to mess his laptop.I have heard some linux u could install as a file under windows u could also see it. it is quite big file and under windows u could also boot this linux.And whenever u want to get lost.U just deleted.Someone suggested us to use livecds but for us cd usage dont fit.Its keep annoying us with cd noise.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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You'll want to install something like "VirtualBox" first -- which is a virtual machine environment for such things.
 
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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You'll want to install something like "VirtualBox" first -- which is a virtual machine environment for such things.
i really dont know but it might be a linux distribution that does.Have u guys heart about that?
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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DON'T INSTALL LINUX on your friends laptop. Do not consider that since you ask, you run the risk of messing up his machine.

Consider what szboardstretcher suggests. A virtual machine is a program or application just like word or works or paint or such. It allows one to run a virtual computer in a windows window.

Safe ways to play with linux or in no order.

A live cd.

A live usb.

A virtual machine.

Network booted to netboot.me or boot.kernel.org of to slitaz site.


For choices of the linux, consider any of the top 30 or so at distrowatch.com.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
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http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ub...dows-installer
 
Old 03-18-2011, 09:27 AM   #7
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I think this what i am talking about. Ok before now, i think five years ago. Opensuse had something like that as i above mentioned, a live cd with this live cd u could also install linux. Am i right?
 
  


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