Just an intro.

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 04:17:54 UTC 2013

You obviously have multiple options. As I said, I use VMware Player on 
both Windows and Linux. I use it because it's accessible with Orca. It's 
free from VMware. If you want to run Linux in a virtual machine under 
Windows, all you need is VMware Player and an ISO to the distro of Linux 
you want to run. You could also use Virtual Box or Virtual PC, but as I 
said, I use VMware Player.

If you want to set up your system to dual boot, all you need is Linux on 
a CD or USB stick. I'm used to Ubuntu, so all you need to do is boot 
from a Vinux or Ubuntu CD, hit control+s if you're using Ubuntu after 
you hear the drums and then walk through the set up. Ubuntu will 
partition your hard drive and set up grub so you can boot in either 
Windows or Ubuntu. I assume other distros will let you do the same.

On 03/23/2013 03:56 PM, Dan Rossi wrote:
> So, what are my real options for putting Windows and Linux on one box?
> I've already got Windows on the box.  What software would I install to
> then run Linux in a virtual environment?  What software would I use to
> partition the existing disk and then set up for dual boot?  Remembering
> that I am starting with a system with Windows already on it.
> Thanks.

Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

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