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Windows 7 as second OS [on hold]

I know there are many similar questions but I couldn't find any good answeres on my subject. so I am trying to install Windows 7 as second OS but without a bootable DVD. Still legal I guess, have my ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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How can Iaunch a Windows partition in VirtualBox that already exists on my machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and I would like to have a Windows session from within my Kubuntu session. I have my hard drive partitioned so as to contain both OS. However, VirtualBox seems to only ...
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Dual boot or virtual box SSD

I'm using my laptop primairily for school and webbrowsing (including several musicplayers and videoplayers) but I want to use dual boot/virtualbox for improved compatability (ms office extensions, ...
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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...
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VM Guest Windows Xp not running Ubuntu Wubi install

So I installed Windows XP in VirtualBox, installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS within that using WUBI, but when I go to reboot, after selecting Ubuntu in MBR OS select (I believe that's the name), I get this ...
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666 views

Boot from an existing VHD with Ubuntu installation

I'm currently using Window 8 as host OS and using Ubuntu from a Virtual Box VHD. So my Ubuntu is running as Virtual Machine just fine with a few programs and developing tools. But I now need to run in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) guest as dual-boot on VirtualBox under MAC OS X

I have an Ubuntu installation on a partition on my Mac and I would like to boot Ubuntu from within Mac OS X using VirtualBox. When I want to start the machine I only get Error loading operating ...
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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238 views

setting up firebird to work with a windows app in wine

I have a windows app that I need to work in linux, I can install it in wine or playonlinx. But everytime I install the windows version of firebird, the windows app doesn't pickup the database or ...
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Possibly to boot an already installed Ubuntu into windows?

This may be answered elsewhere but most of the questions seem to concern a normal dual boot scenario. I have a standard windows 8/ubuntu 13.10 dual boot, I'm wondering if I can boot Ubuntu from ...
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Running with Virtual Box

I recently purchased a new laptop and I am currently dual booting windows 7 and the latest Ubuntu package, my question is there a way that i can run that my Ubuntu in Virtual box? Until now i've only ...
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adding an existing partition

I have a 1TB hdd partitioned 100gb and 900gb.. I have Ubuntu server 12.04.3 installed as a vm in virtualbox on a windows 7 platform on the 100gb partition with 50gb allocated to the VM. Is there any ...
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trouble installing ubuntu 12.10 on asus windows 8 ultrabook

since ubuntu insists on only distributing the OS with unity (when I prefer gnome) I decided that since the company i work for got us new laptops, I was going to install backtrack. However it turns out ...
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Replace windows8 with ubuntu from dual-boot

I have an Acer Aspire 5349, came with win7 preinstalled, but Win8 installed as only OS, so none of that UEFI crap. Recently installed ubuntu 13.04 as dual-boot (NOT with wubi) but now I want to ...
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249 views

How make VirtualBox share virtual machine list in a dual boot system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu)?

I want VirtualBox on Ubuntu display the VMs I created while running VirtualBox in Windows 7, I'm working with a dual boot PC. Windows 7 partition is accessible and writable from my Ubuntu and I ...
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Seperate /home on Virtual Installation

I currently have Lubuntu 12.10 installed on my computer in a dual boot configuration with Win 7. I mostly access it by loading the Linux partition with a mapped vmdk in VirtualBox, but sometimes I do ...
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I play video games alot but I want to be able to use ubuntu for my surfing needs (for the security)

I use windows 7 (64bit) currently but I wonder what would be the most effective way to switch to ubuntu for the web surfing (youtube mostly)? Should I dual boot? (ugh but the restarts) What about ...
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Can I dual-boot in VirtualBox?

I use Windows 7. I also run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. The other day I wanted to try Lubuntu. Is there a way to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu in VirtualBox?
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Run Win7 Guest (raw disk) in Ubuntu (which was installed as Dual Boot on existing Win7)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on top of Win 7 as a dual boot (awesome!). I'm hoping to use VirtualBox to run my original Win7 instance as a guest OS under Ubuntu. I found this existing question and ...
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1answer
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Virtual/dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu on one harddisk and Windows 7 Home Premium on another. I made absolutely certain they're completely separate, so I have to actively choose to boot from Windows' disk if I want to run it. ...
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1answer
151 views

Disk space management problem

I have my pc with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a a partition of 62 GB on which I created a Virtual Hard Disk Image using VirtualBox from within Ubuntu and Installed Joli OS. After I ...
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Part-time Kid-PC: is Wubi better, or Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I have a new Win7 box and wanted to try out Ubuntu (total noob, no experience in linux). Which option will have the better performance (side by side, or in a vm). I'm guessing sidebyside, but figured ...
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Should I run Ubuntu alongside Windows or in a virtual machine?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit PC to do analysis of astronomy data. The data files are often large (can be few hundred MB, possibly a GB). The data files may be located on an ...
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2answers
595 views

Use VirtualBox without ISO?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my computer (dual booting). I want to use the Zune software in Windows 7, but seeing as that is the only reason I need it, I want to use Virtalbox. However, ...
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How to create Grub boot disk?

So I'm doing a test. I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 side-by-side. Now, I'd like to be able to launch the Ubuntu install from within Windows using VirtualBox. I was following the ...