|Author: Munender Singh 20 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
To run an operating system virtually in another operating system; you need virtual machine. You can download VMWare or Oracle's VM Virtual box. Install the software in your Windows machine and then run as many virtual machines you like to operate. You don't need to partitioned the hard drive. It takes space from the existing drive.
Since Virtual Machines are heavy apps and take enough memory to run properly, just confirm your pc configuration is good enough.
|Author: Saurabh 21 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 5 (Rs 5) Voting Score: 0|
There are two ways to run Linux on your Windows machine.
1. Using Virtual Machines.
You can install virtual machine software on your Windows which (as its name indicates) simulates a virtual machine on your machine(i.e. PC/Laptop). On these virtual machines, you can install any operating system you want. In your case, you can install Linux on this Virtual machine and then whenever you want, you can switch ON the virtual machine and use Linux, else switch it OFF.
Some of the virtual machines are as listed below
a. VirtualBox (Oracle) - It is freee and widely used.
b. VirtualMachine (vmWare) - It is paid.
However, you will need heavy RAM to run virtual machine softwares.
Linux offers run-from-cd/run-from-usb distributions. Whenever you want to use Linux, keep the CD in ROM or plug-in the USB and start using Linux. This is the best option to start learning Linux.
Hope it helps.
|Author: Sachin Rambhau Kukale 21 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 4 (Rs 3) Voting Score: 0|
Hi Rahul it igood decision to install Linux. I am going to explain the options with which I am familiar as per your question.
1. You can run Linux inside your windows operating system. You don't need to install anything, other than software called Virtual Machine. This is free software and once installed you can run Linux using this software.
2. While installing Linux check for the option like:
Install fresh copy of Linux alongside windows.
You will find this option and if you choose this option then Linux will be installed on the same HDD partition where windows resides.
3. You can use live CD. Live CD means you do not need to install any operating system, but if you boot you computer with this CD you can have complete resources offered by any operating system. There are lots of live CD versions for any type of Linux and one best way to get that is from CDs provided with magazines like Digit, Chip, PCWorld etc. But there is one disadvantage of using live CD, you can use it for only practice and after some time when CD becomes tough to read it will lead some other problems to you.
|Author: pratik suchak 25 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 5 Voting Score: 0|
Here I show you step by step how to install another os in windows.
1. Install VMware workstation in your windows pc.
2. Go to file menu and select new > virtual machine.
3. Select typical install and press next
4. If you have bootable disk of Linux mint then select installer disk otherwise select installer disk image file using iso and go to next
5. Set the memory occupy the how much storage space you want to occupy in Linux mint and how much ram space you want to put there.
6. Then select finis.
7. Select power on from VMware and boot your image or CD/DVD.
8. And install that.
9. When the task installs successfully then you can start you Linux mint by click on power on.
10. Then you can use Linux in windows.
|Author: Akarsh 29 Sep 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 3 (Rs 3) Voting Score: 0|
To use linux mint along with your current OS without creating dual boot installation there are three ways of achieving it.
1. Virtual Machine: The virtual machine like virtual box facilitates you to install another OS in it which acts a different machine. You can install it from CD/DVD or from a live USB.
2.Live CD: You can download the 32bit or 64 bit version of Linux mint from its website in ISO format and write it into a CD/DVD. After successful writing on it you can choose your pc to boot from CD after restarting it,
3. Live USB: You can also create a bootable usb from iso file of linux mint. There are various bootable usb creator available for free. Unetbootin is a good option.