Installing Linux on a Virtual Drive

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  1. Millard

    Millard New Member

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    Currently, I use Linux Ubuntu and Windows 7 as a dual boot system. I would like to change Linux from the dual booting into the Virtual Partition I just created. Do I need to remove the dual boot first, or can I go ahead and install Linux into the virtual drive and then remove it from dual booting? I don't want to destroy windows and/or Linux as I attempt this. Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Millard


  2. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    What do you mean by "virtual partition"? Do you mean a virtual hard-disk file like a virtual machine?

    To remove dual-booting, have Windows reformat the GNU/Linux partition. Then, do what ever you do to make Windows reconfigure its bootloader since Grub is now gone, or partially gone.
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  3. Millard

    Millard New Member

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    Hi Devyn,

    I meant to type virtual drive and not partition. I have removed dual booting before but was wanting to run Linux from a virtual drive and not dual booting. I will try your suggestion also.

    Thanks for the very quick reply,

    Millard
  4. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Do you already know what virtual machine you wish to use and how to use it?
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  5. Venkatesh Ramu

    Venkatesh Ramu New Member

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    I have acer aspire v3 -471G with windows 8.1 OS.In this notebook uefi is there it didnt allow linux OS. Can u give solution for installing linux OS in my notebook
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    You can get more an better help by asking in the forums as a new thread.

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