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Open a terminal and navigate to the folder with the VirtualBox disk image, then use the following command: VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB replacing YOUR_HARD_DISK and SIZE_IN_MB with your image name and desired size. sudo might be necessary in some machines or you might encounter an error. This answer and a fuller explanation ...


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That worked for me. Format your USB as FAT32 in GParted Open UNetbootin and get it as far as the stage where it brings up the USB partition to install to e.g. /dev/sdb1 - Don't install the ISO, though Leaving UNetbootin open as is, reopen GParted Format the USB in GParted as NTFS If GParted doesn't automatically add the "boot" flag, add it yourself Now, go ...


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First step is to install Guest Additions in your virtual Windows. After that you may define a shared folder as outlined in this answer. However in Windows you don't "mount" it but instead you take the following steps (from the user manual of Virtual Box): In a Windows guest, shared folders are browseable and therefore visible in Windows Explorer. So, to ...


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Wim, I think you'll need to unregister it from Vbox first. File, Media Manager, Click on you hdd, and unregister it. Then try it again.


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The following worked for me: VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB However, I understand how mileage can vary :-) As far as resizing the partition, in Windows 7, I was able to resize at the screen you showed by right clicking on the C: drive in the bottom panel and selecting extend volume.


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Get a 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS LiveCD, and boot the computer from it. Then follow these steps once in the LiveCD environment: Go to Administration > Software Sources and enable the Universe and Multiverse software repository sources. Click Close, then Reload when prompted. Either install chntpw from Synaptic Package Manager, or open a terminal and run: ...


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Make sure that you are choosing the right OS under the settings. (eg. Microsoft Windows, Windows XP) If that is correct try choosing "Unknown Windows" for the version. Otherwise it is probably a bad or broken iso. Try re-downloading if possible.


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Boot from a LiveCD Use gparted to re-partition the drive; delete Ubuntu partition and create a FAT/NTFS partition leaving some space un-partitioned boot from Windows install CD; install windows onto that partition boot from Ubuntu LiveCD; install Ubuntu. The point is - Ubuntu is aware of Windows and takes care not to break things (i.e. it'll add Windows ...


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Since your question is really several questions, I'll divide my answer into parts. Unfortunately I'm sitting on my windows laptop now, so I can't generate any screenshots or even test the programs and see where all the options are - if there's something you can't find, don't hesitate to ask. 1. How do you remove Windows from a dual-boot configuration ...


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Create a bootable Windows XP USB drive: Download "ms-sys" Install it. Partition your USB drive to NTFS. Now copy the files from your Windows XP ISO to the USB drive Copy the Windows XP mbr to the USB drive ms-sys -m /dev/sdX Replace sdX with the number of your usb hard drive (for example: sda5). After that, backup your data, then format your drive ...


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There seems to be a fundamental issue with the implementation of ICS and IP forwarding in general on Windows XP it simply cannot handle multiple connections to the same server, maybe it's some weird combination of a bug with intentional incompetence (as I like to call it), but the end result is that XP cannot function as a competent router/proxy for a linux ...


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On such an old PC i would prefer Lubuntu. lubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso 683M Desktop image for PC (Intel x86) computers (standard download) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/14.04/release/ This fits also on a CD -> 683MB Here is a good installation guide.


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No. It's a real install of Windows XP. That isn't safe. Consider that if you also share things between it and the host, the host isn't safe either. Mapping a network drive in? That isn't safe now and anything that trusts that also now isn't safe. Even if your browser itself is kept up to date, the software it uses plugins, system libraries, the network ...


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Creating a bootable USB installer for Windows on Ubuntu Edit: Windows XP doesn't seem to be supported by WinUSB. This method works fine for Windows Vista and up. See here for a different method that works with Windows XP. WinUSB automates the process of creating a bootable USB stick from a Windows installation disk or .iso file. You can install it either ...


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The most common solution is to use two network interfaces on your guest OS. One bridged and the other host only. This way you get bi-directional host-guest connections whether or not you have an external network connection. It's detailed on the VMWare help page here. If VMWare doesn't support bridged to Atheros wireless, I know that Virtualbox does. ...


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After resizing and not being able to view the resizing on my windows XP guest machine, I had to clone it resize it with "VBoxManage modifyhd winxppro\ Clone.vdi --resize 30720" and everything worked I saw in other forums that snapshots can interfere for resizing and not being able to remove all snapshots for different errors I got, the only found ...


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Just go ahead. You will be fine. 4gb ram, 500gb disk, Pent D 3.2 ghz Pretty enough to run windows or any other os as Virtual Machine.


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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick should have what you need to install ubuntu. Your EEE should have a recovery partition, so if you want to keep that option you should take care when installing ubuntu not to overwrite it. If you do overwrite it, there are similar ways to create bootable usb-drives for windows, in case you need to ...


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Any reason not to do ubuntu host with xp guest? I know the xp vbox will run slower as a guest but really how much slower? Virtual Box is a good solution to have Windows available from Ubuntu in case you need it. As aneeshep already said, your system is more than sufficient to acchieve a fair performance. However a virtualized system of course is slower ...


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"I discovered it was a problem with the MTU (maximum transmission unit), wish says the largest protocol data unit that the layer can pass onwards. I found the answer here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1376506 Hope this help others" This helped me: sudo ifconfig eth0 mtu 1492 ifconfig | grep MTU Where eth0 is the type of connection that you ...


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You have to install the Virtualbox Guest Addition (GA) to be able to share with the host if using Windows. First create a folder to share in with the host. For example, create a folder called X in your Host's Desktop and before or after installing the Guest Addition right click on the guest os in your Virtualbox main window. Go to settings and look for the ...


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To connect to the services, you'll have to have a address on the local area network and not on a private "bridged" interface for the virtual machine. Open Virtual Box shutdown the Windows virtual machine if it's running right-click on the virtual machine and select settings Select Network and for Attached to: select Bridged Adaptor Your virtual host ...


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Seeing the hardware you have (CPU: 1.6 GHz, RAM: 1 GB) I recommend to download Xubuntu or Lubuntu before testing Ubuntu. This is not related to which one is better but I am trying to make sure that the Ubuntu version works OK on your hardware. I also would recommend, like Devesh said, to wait until 14.04 is out (Which will happen next week on April 17, so ...


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You can't use DVDs on the machine but you can use CDs. The minimal installer is under 30mb. Download it from here.


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Well now that you modified the question, that changes things a bit. Since Lubuntu was installed using WUBI, its like any other windows application, once you remove windows, everything else will be removed. Now what I would suggest is that you backup everything that you want, and as stated in the question prior to modification, that you start fresh, and the ...


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Is UBUNTU ready for the surge of (possible) new users? We already are 20.000.000 strong so Ubuntu is already ready. And we welcome any XP user! But you need to improve your search skills ;-) Besides that the Ubuntu website is not the place to do this because IF anyone shows up there they already know about Ubuntu. Canonical is targeting larger crowds ...


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I highly recommend installing xubuntu if you want a something to be light on resource usage. It's still very much a user friendly and highly customizable GUI.


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With VirtualBox, you allocate yourself a Virtual Hard Disk as you mentioned above. You mentioned you allocated 9.5GB to Windows. Simply delete this Virtual Drive and all of that space is given back to you. As the answer from user146001 mentions, in your Home directory, you enable "Show Hidden Files" (or press Ctrl + H to see hidden files) and find your ...



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