changing ubuntu20 to ubuntu16

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I have a cheap laptop that has a small memory so I installed ubuntu onto it it's not dual booted, But one of my course classes works off of ubuntu 16 there is a work around to make the subject work but as this is one of six classes if I could change ubuntu20 to ubuntu16 but the laptop is not recognizing the usb drive with ubuntu16 on it.
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Hi all
I have a cheap laptop that has a small memory so I installed ubuntu onto it it's not dual booted, But one of my course classes works off of ubuntu 16 there is a work around to make the subject work but as this is one of six classes if I could change ubuntu20 to ubuntu16 but the laptop is not recognizing the usb drive with ubuntu16 on it.
thanks in advance
I think it's easier for you to install a virtual machine on you current Ubuntu 20.04 install, and run Ubuntu 16.04 on that virtual machine if it's only for that specific class. Unless that class has the requirements that you have it running on a physical machine, which I doubt. It would make it a whole lot easier for yourself.
 
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@f33dm3bits it's not that I just haven't had a chance to explore using a virtual machine. I have VM virtualbox downloaded, do you know can I save files and return to them later and do files have persistence.
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@f33dm3bits it's not that I just haven't had a chance to explore using a virtual machine. I have VM virtualbox downloaded, do you know can I save files and return to them later and do files have persistence.
Thanks for the advice
Have a look at this guide, it tells you step by step how to setup a virtual machine running Ubuntu. If you do an install instead of running in live mode it will be persistent.
 

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Have a look at this guide, it tells you step by step how to setup a virtual machine running Ubuntu. If you do an install instead of running in live mode it will be persistent.
As I mentioned in your other topic, you could also run windows in a virtual machine and use/install office in the virtual machine. I haven't dual booted in a very long time, if you are able to do the things you need to do with windows running in a virtual machine than I would go for that. If you are also a gamer, then it will probably be hard for you to give up windows. But gaming under Linux is really good right now and only getting better.
 
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@f33dm3bits I always thought about using a virtual machine on windows for Linux never occurred to me to use a virtual machine for windows on Linux
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@Ghnmik --
I'd like to start over where the first post of the OP left off -- what's your hardware, specifically? Make and model number to begin, then how much RAM do you know it has?
Does it have and optical drive or a just USB capabilities, or both?

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laptop that has a small memory

If the RAM is small, a VM will not run well.

@Ghnmik , can you give us the output for

Code:
inxi -Fxz

from Terminal? If inxi is not installed, follow below and repeat

Code:
sudo apt-get install inxi

Cheers

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If the RAM is small, a VM will not run well.
My bad I actually didn't think of that. I kind of assumed 99% of the systems sold now days have at least 8-16G of ram in them.
 

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@f33dm3bits -- am using a system now that is maxed out at 4GB RAM. Had one with 8GB, but I like the Dell better -- it's more reliable than the Asus.
 
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the processor is 1.6 GHz, 2GB ram 32GB eMMC not my main machine but just using it to try out different distros of Linux got it on sale €50 so it is handy for making mistakes on to learn from (not my main machine so doesn't really matter if nothing can be done. :)
 

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antiX and Puppy are my two main fallbacks for limited resourced machines. Use a distro without a DE, just a WM, is my suggestion. This techblog360 page is the most applicable one out there, now, for your machine, I think.
#s 8,9,10,12,& 13 -- bear your attention, IMHO.
It'll work, with persistence (pun intended)!
 
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