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Yes - you do not need to change partitions on your hard drive to use VirtualBox. The same applies to a Wubi install, look at the Wubi uninstall process. You ...
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    Yes - you do not need to change partitions on your hard drive to use VirtualBox. The same applies to a Wubi install, look at the Wubi uninstall process.

    You could always just run from a live CD ... no install necessary at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    You could always just run from a live CD ... no install necessary at all

    Two Big thumbs up! This is what the LiveCD's are for, testing with minimal risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    Yes - you do not need to cha...
    Yay!

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Two Big thumbs up! This is what the LiveCD's are for, testing with minimal risk.
    1)Download
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    Does this apply for all Linux OS's - can all of them be used as Live CD's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwz View Post
    Does this apply for all Linux OS's - can all of them be used as Live CD's?
    Not all of them, but most of the major distros offer LiveCD's. Distro watch is an awesome place to learn more about them. These are the major distros.
    DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.

    These are all LiveCD's or USB drives.
    The LiveCD List
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Not all of them, but most of the major distros offer LiveCD's. Distro watch is an awesome place to learn more about them. These are the major distros.
    DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.

    These are all LiveCD's or USB drives.
    The LiveCD List
    I had a quick peep at the links you posted above.

    Two Big thumbs and two Big toes up!

    I think this thread is solved.

    Thanks everybody for your helpful posts!

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    Glad you got it sorted to your liking, do let us know how it goes and feel free to mark this thread as solved from the "Thread tools" link at the top of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    ... do let us know how it goes
    Ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    ... and feel free to mark this thread as solved from the "Thread tools" link at the top of this thread.
    I marked this thread as solved.

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    You can run quite a few live CDs, some distros have been put together to use as a live CD. To install Linux within Windows, you can use the Wubi install (which I think is Ubuntu only), or you can install software such as VirtualBox and then install Linux on a 'virtual machine'. Otherwise you normally have to change the partition structure to allow you to install Linux to it's own partition.

    If your machine supports booting from a USB pen drive then you can create more or less the equivalent of the live CD on a pen drive. This saves you burning a CD and also allows you to boot a system with no CD drive (things like netbooks). unetbootin allows you to make the live USB pen drive quite easily - you just need to be careful you select to install to the pen drive rather than your hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    You can run quite a few live CDs, some distros have been ...
    It gets better by the moment, thanks!

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