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    how to run linux in windows 7


    except dual boot

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    VirtualMachines come to mind.
    VirtualBox or VMware can be used, among other choices.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    i have downloaded vmware 700mb and what shud i do next?

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    VMware offers quite a lot of products, most of them cost money.
    I assume you downloaded the free to use VMware Player.
    This pdf explains first steps:
    http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_player40.pdf

    After VMware Player is installed and configured,
    you choose a linux: ubuntu, fedora, debian, centos are popular choices, but there are many more.
    Get a ISO image and install it on your virtual machine.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
    Install many different versions/Flavors of Linux to USB or HDD. I usually recommend using unetbootin to install Linux to USB drives for new to Linux people.

    Windows installer | Ubuntu

    WUBI installer will install Linux onto Windows just like any other "program" for Windows.
    First, before you do anything else, Make system backups and or at least important data that you do not want to lose. It's always possible but highly unlikely that you will need those backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mahor1987 View Post
    i have downloaded vmware 700mb and what shud i do next?
    There should be some form of documentation included.
    I used VirtualBox for while, and the documentation proved to be quite informative.
    Jay

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    VBox is free

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    mahor,
    How did you resolve this issue ?


    ONE: method I have used repeatedly on M$ systems.

    In my XP systems, I renamed 'ntldr' to 'wxldr.sys',
    then renamed 'grldr' to 'ntldr'.
    I copied/edited one of my 'menu.lst' files from another Linux system, onto the XP partition.
    I copied my Puppy Linux /mnt/home subdir onto the XP partition.

    The effect is that the XP HardDrive MasterBootRecord calls for 'ntldr', and runs my code from 'grldr' instead.
    Up pops my Linux 'menu.lst', and I make the 'dual boot' selections.

    The XP MasterBootRecord is never touched, and the name switching is the basic technique in this method.
    All is 'reversable' if I change my mind. Have put the same method on several client's computers,
    and it eased their minds that I had not touched the XP MasterBootRecord and bootloader.
    Simple rename method.


    TWO: method I have used repeatedly on M$ systems.

    You still have the option of booting from a Live-CD, one like the complete Live system from Puppy Linux.
    In Puppy Linux you have the option for a 'frugal install' which places four Linux files on the M$ partition, /puppy.
    Every time you boot the Live-CD it looks for these files and boots very quickly.
    Any changes you make to your Linux system are (with your permission) saved to a 'save.2fs' file in the /puppy subdir.
    If you download Libre-Office, it comes as a single squash-file and is written to the /puppy subdir.
    The Live-CD is the BootLoader, and does not alter the M$ bootloader system.
    Puppy Linux works perfectly with the NTFS filesystem.
    If you reboot (without the Live-CD) then M$-7 will pop-up and do its thing perfectly.
    M$-7 OS will ignore the /puppy files.

    Well, all that is interesting.
    Not knowing your level of skill, I can only hope that this helps you.
    If not, you will be asking more questions.
    Good Luck.

    Glen (glene77is)

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