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Installation How do I Install Ubuntu server inside Windows? I want to install Ubuntu server inside my windows desktop?

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possible duplicate of How can I run Ubuntu inside Windows 7? – izx May 31 '12 at 8:58
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If you need it to be specifically Ubuntu server, and you want to run it in Windows, the best way would be to run it inside a virtual machine.

That way, Windows stays running and Ubuntu will run in a box inside Windows as if it's another Windows program.

My choice of virtual machine software (particularly on Windows) is Virtualbox.

Here is a step by step guide if you want it. Hopefully it's not too out of date.

Note that you'll probably need/want the i386 version of Ubuntu server - and you install it from the ISO (you don't have to burn the ISO to a CD). And you'll probably want to give it at least 300MB of RAM.

Also if you want a network connection to your Ubuntu server from Windows, you may run into the issue I describe here unless you set up "bridged" networking mode in Virtualbox.

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Maybe I crashed their server - that step by step guide seems to have gone offline now. Here's Google's cached copy – thomasrutter May 31 '12 at 7:16
it is possible to create duel boot? – Liang Lee May 31 '12 at 9:51
Yes, but that would be a separate question. It also wouldn't be possible to use Windows while your server is running that way. – thomasrutter Jun 3 '12 at 23:25

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