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Old 08-21-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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How to install a Linux on my Windows Vista laptop?


I don't want to have dual boot, I want to use VM approach.

Should I install a VMWare Player and then a Linux inside? What's the best approach? It's for home use.

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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Yess for study purpose VM is better comfortable way to having more than one operating system. Virtual box is opensources

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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Yess for study purpose VM is better comfortable way to having more than one operating system. Virtual box is opensources
This kernel requires the following features not present on t
by hujirong » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:22 pm

Hi

My laptop is a 64bit Windows Vista, IBM Thinkpad T500, with 4G memory.
I downloaded both VirtualBox_-_Mandriva.Free.2010.Alpha.2.x84.64bit_VDI-[VirtualBoxImages.com] and VirtualBox_-_Mandriva-Free-2009.1-KDE-Beta1. The result is same. The error message says:
This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPUae
Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

I run "BCDEdit /set PAE forceenable", but still the error exists. Some posts say that PAE doesn't apply to 64 bits.

I just want to have a simple Linux on my laptop.

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:28 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ!

You downloaded images for 'VirtualBox'.

If you want 'VirtualBox 3.0.4 for Windows hosts', which you could use for your M$ Vista. Then load images into 'VirtualBox.

Which Linux Distribution do you want?
 
  


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