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Old 05-20-2010, 06:34 AM   #16
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I am currently running Windows 7. I want to install Linux onto a second hard drive. Being a newbie, which Linux should I start with?
I have a Compaq laptop.
http://distrowatch.com
 
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If you install a virtual machine and then boot off CD-ROM a live distro, it's like waering two condoms on top of each other... And one will really do the trick.

Either install a virtual machine running Linux, or boot a live CD (like Slax).

I would go for Slax and install it in a second partition, next to Windows. Don't be put off by the Windows disk resizer. Vista allowed "a mere" 40% of the 120 GB disk to ne used for "something else". But Linux has no problems with "just" 50 GB... Just like with RAM. Each Windows needs 4 GB of RAM nowadays. I still have the beleif that most Linuxes still don't know what to do with more than 1 GB of it.. )

Still: go for it. Slax is cool.
OK. So after the install to virtualbox, does virtualbox retain the install or does it boot from the ISO every time? Meaning, do I need to keep the ISO in its location after install. I'm thinking it needs ti stay there.
 
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After you install a distro to VirtualBox's virtual hard drive, you HAVE to remove the ISO file from the virtual CD drive.

Otherwise, you're booting into the live CD rather than the Linux you installed!

Remember, a virtual machine works just like a full computer.
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:03 PM   #19
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After you install a distro to VirtualBox's virtual hard drive, you HAVE to remove the ISO file from the virtual CD drive.

Otherwise, you're booting into the live CD rather than the Linux you installed!

Remember, a virtual machine works just like a full computer.
Yes, including BIOS functionality. Just press F12, and that'll give you a boot menu. Then you can boot into your newly installed Linux without the need for removing the virtual media.
 
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Yes, including BIOS functionality. Just press F12, and that'll give you a boot menu. Then you can boot into your newly installed Linux without the need for removing the virtual media.
Yea, thats what I was wondering.
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If you're using VirualBox, use the right Ctrl key to release the mouse.
When you say right ctrl, does that mean rt clk/ctrl.

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When you say right ctrl, does that mean rt clk/ctrl.
I'm confused. That sounds like a question but ends with a period.

If that is a question, then no, just press and release the right-hand side Ctrl key. No need to press any other keys or mouse buttons.
 
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I'm confused. That sounds like a question but ends with a period.

If that is a question, then no, just press and release the right-hand side Ctrl key. No need to press any other keys or mouse buttons.
I had never used the rt ctrl key, didnt even really know it was there.
Thank you
Im not keyboard savvy so much. I still have to look at the keys to know what Im typing.
And yes, it was a question, so heres your question mark. -?- <:-)

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