Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

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Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

Postby tomdel » 24. Apr 2019, 20:35

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I have installed VirtualBox on Windows 10, and want to dual boot Ubuntu 19.4. Do I have to reinstall Ubuntu each time I use it? Thank you!
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Re: Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

Postby scottgus1 » 25. Apr 2019, 00:29

If I recall correctly, Linux live CDs always try to install when booting from the live CD. Remove the live CD from the guest's virtual CD drive and the installed OS will boot instead.
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Re: Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

Postby tomdel » 25. Apr 2019, 01:27

Thank you ScottGus1, you are awesome! I will try this and appreciate your quick response and helpfulness. Have a wonderful evening! Tom
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Re: Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

Postby socratis » 25. Apr 2019, 06:37

tomdel wrote:and want to dual boot Ubuntu 19.4

Are you sure you want to "dual-boot", and not simply install Ubuntu 19.04 in a Virtual Machine?

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Re: Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

Postby tomdel » 25. Apr 2019, 19:37

Is it possible to run Ubuntu when I want and Windows 10 when I need? Thank you for following up, I think you understand what I am trying to do better than I wrote.

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Re: Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

Postby scottgus1 » 25. Apr 2019, 19:57

While dual-booting is possible, it isn't usual, because one can just make another guest. If you have a sufficiently powerful host you can have two virtual machines, one with Windows and one with Ubuntu, and run them side-by-side at the same time.
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Re: Windows 10 OS Ubuntu Reinstall?

Postby tomdel » 25. Apr 2019, 21:49

I just bought a newer laptop that is much newer than my old laptop from ten years ago. I will look at options to do just that. I would like to only run Ubuntu, but I want to stay up with Windows 10 as we run it at work. Any suggestions? Is VirtualBox the right product to do that? Thank you again! Tom
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