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Old 07-12-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Reboot and other problems!


#1
ATM my reboot is
Choose program:
-Ubuntu
-XP
--XP
--Ubuntu#2

What I want is
Choose Program:
-Ubuntu
-XP

Also, you should keep in mind that Ubuntu#2 was a failed download attempt and does not work. And i think deleteing Ubuntu#2 will make the boot to how i want it to.
So the question is, how do i delete Ubuntu#2? (its not the acutal name, its the one i gave it.)

#2
Ive seen some youtube video where he had Ubuntu and XP load in different desk, dont know if thats how you call it.
The link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTRsLW0eet0, Around 1:26 he loads a XP desk while on linux.
So the question is, how do i run XP and Linux, but on different desk (or workplace, however u name it)

#3
Sometimes when i click the "Menu bar" the custom one, it takes me a few clicks for it to work. Eg, when i click it, nothing happenes, after the 2-3th one, it works.

#4
Some of my XP items have a blue font, this happened after i installed Ubuntu. for example my C:\Hard drive is in blue font. It is normally in black font. Some other files have it too. What does it mean?

-Thanks in advance
-Eric666
 
Old 07-12-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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You can add/remove entries from grub in /boot/grub/grub.conf (sudo nano /boot/grub/grub.conf)

In the video he is using a virtual machine to run XP. If you want to do that you will have to run something to do that (virtualbox etc....).

Can't help you with your other problems!
 
Old 07-12-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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It seems to me that the guy (?) is running xp inside a virtual machine (virtualbox). The basic idea is that you install virtualbox, then install xp into the virtual machine. vmware virtual machines provide tools to migrate existing xp installs to virtual machines so a new install isn't needed but I don't know whether that is possible yet with virtualbox.

Note: xp run inside virtual machines require a new license key if you already have a copy running on bare metal! So, technically, you would need two licenses. I believe this was changed starting with vista.

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Old 07-13-2009, 04:33 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by corbintechboy View Post
You can add/remove entries from grub in /boot/grub/grub.conf (sudo nano /boot/grub/grub.conf)
i tried that and it only changes the
Choose program:
-XP
-Ubuntu


the other part inside the XP i think has to be change while im on XP. anyone know how to do that?

Also, how do i download Virtualbox
 
Old 07-13-2009, 04:36 PM   #5
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Not absolutely sure.

Been a while since i ran xp, but you can try playing with the theme settings.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 04:43 PM   #6
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http://www.virtualbox.org/ is the website to get the binaries for both the free and non free versions. (difference is that the nonfree can handle usb while the nonfree can't).

since your running Ubuntu, just go to the download page and pick the link near the top for linux. then do as it says for your version of Ubuntu.

hope this helps.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
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System > Admin > Synaptic Package Manager, from there select Edit > Search and enter "virtualbox", check item, click on Apply.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 05:27 PM   #8
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Thank you jay73, forgot that it was there. I haven't used it in a couple months.
 
Old 07-15-2009, 10:58 AM   #9
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say i just want two screens instead of four, and nothing else fancy, can that work? and will it slow down my comp by alot?

-thanks!!

EDIT: since i am a complete noob, I followed jay73, and when i typed virtualbox, there was more than 1 result, which one do i click to download? the binary and the kernal module source?

Last edited by eric666; 07-15-2009 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #10
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eric666: http://chirale.wordpress.com/2007/12...install-howto/ Its a website that shows you how to build the virtualbox-ose from debian repositories.
These are the ones it says to install from the link:
Code:
virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose-source virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6-xxx virtualbox-ose-guest-utils virtualbox-ose-guest-source
Of course replace xxx with your kernel architecture. the are more instructions that you have to do after this that are stated on the page.

**This is the free source version which means that it won't have usb ability. Everything else is the same as the proprietary version.**
 
Old 07-15-2009, 07:05 PM   #11
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Just check the "virtualbox" item, the rest are dependencies or recommends and such as are required will be pulled in automatically.

Quote:
**This is the free source version which means that it won't have usb ability. Everything else is the same as the proprietary version.**
Yes, that is true. For me, that is still a reason to prefer vmware-server over virtualbox.

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