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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista

Thanks So Much ! Hopefully it will work with no problems ! And then I Will get it working !

I'm Buying a extra western Digital exteral hardrive so I can clone it next time so I have no more problems like this again !

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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista

Got Disks a bit ago but still no luck I reformatted harddrive completely and for now I'm usuing Ubuntu 9.10
it is a great OS the only problem is my dvd drive wont work with it because drivers are for windows ONLY.

Great thing about Ubuntu is it Virus Free ! (Or at least said to be)
Bad thing is there is no virus scanner even available for Ubuntu (so it better be virus free)

I'm think about running a VM program and running windows on top of it instead of dual boot ! I heard Vista runs really good in virtualbox on Ubuntu still yet to try it !

Most of my problems are because of the propriatary crap from Sony . I have never had problems redoing a computer like this !

I want to thank you Deb for the disk , I had to burn the vista disc again but it seem to work and try to install vista on my XP computer !

I bought two USB 500gb WD harddrives($80 each) to back everything up

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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista

Glad you got the disk but sorry your still having all of those issues.

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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista

I used to spend a ton of time stressing on getting dual (and triple) boots working too. Eventually I always got them working, but I've learned that by and large it's just as good and way easier to just have one OS, and use VMWare for any other OS's I want to use. They almost always run great in a virtual machine. It's not exactly the same, and slightly slower sometimes, but usually works just fine, and is way more convenient. You can run multiple OS's in different windows, and no rebooting each time you want to switch OS's.

Btw, Linux OS's run great in VMWare too, if ya wanted to install Vista instead and put Ubuntu in a VM. Right now I have Windows 7 installed as my OS, and have VM's of Windows XP, Windows 98, and OpenSUSE.


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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista

The pain I have with Virtual PC on Win 7 is that the different VPC's can't share the same drive as the host PC so you need
to allocate each one of them a "huge" chunck of your HD. Does VMWare have the same "issue"?

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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista
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The pain I have with Virtual PC on Win 7 is that the different VPC's can't share the same drive as the host PC so you need to allocate each one of them a "huge" chunck of your HD. Does VMWare have the same "issue"?

Nope, in VMware you create a "disk" for each OS, and you can choose any size you want it to be when setting it up. Each "disk" represents the entire Virtual Machine. Once you create the Virtual Machine it's really nothing more than one big file. You can create and/or move the file anywhere you want. Or just straight up delete it if you no longer want that Virtual Machine. It won't hurt anything (other than losing whatever was in it).

One thing to remember though, is some OS's take a gig or two (sometimes more) just for their own, default installation, and then you have to give it some extra room for storage, program installations, etc., just like a real computer with a hard drive, so it can still take up a big chunk of your hard drive depending on how big the OS is and how much free space you want to give it.

I love VMWare, it's one of my top 10, maybe even top 5 favorite programs. Excellent way to play around with different OS's with no threat whatsoever to screwing up your main one. You can even purposely run virus infected things in the VM with no worries. If it gets screwed up, ya just delete it and make a new one.


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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista

OK I got VirtualBox (actually VirtualBox OSE) up and going I heard its better than VMWare , but I haven't tried VMWare so I dont know. Installing Win XP currently ! Now that I understand how it works I'm going to save the Vista ISO to my desktop of Ubuntu and load it as the next OS ! I'm going to try Multiple OSes on it and maybe I can do a Nice Thread on it when done Smile

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Re: Virus help Dual boot Ubuntu / Windows Vista
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Great thing about Ubuntu is it Virus Free ! (Or at least said to be)
Bad thing is there is no virus scanner even available for Ubuntu (so it better be virus free)

Avast! has a home free edition for Linux that runs quite well in Ubuntu/ Mint. Only thing is you'll need to tell it to ignore or skip your Virtual disks otherwise it might tag them as a virus and eff them all up leaving that OS unbootable in Virtualbox. I love VB by the way. Great piece of software.

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