How to run Windows OS on running Ubuntu Server without VM

vineetsingh

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Hi,
Basically I have one hardware with static IP. I has beem used for hosting website on ubuntu server. Other family members do not familiar with Linux server. So when they want to use machine I have to reboot the machine and run windows at that time my hosted website was not working because it is hosted on Linux server. So is there any way that promptly I I will use windows on running Ubuntu server whenever required. Run windows from installed windows partition.
 


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No.
There are a few things you can do:
- run a windows in a VM
- run windows something like a docker stack (I assume this is avilable for Linux)
- run some Windows apps in Wine

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All of which are technologically the same answer, but with three different solutions. It is impossible to run two OSes in a single hardware environment unless one of them is virtualized. And even then you have to have a robust enough hardware platform (RAM, CPU, storage) to properly accommodate two OSes simultaneously, along with virtualization.
 

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So is there any way that promptly I I will use windows on running Ubuntu server whenever required. Run windows from installed windows partition.
Depending on the hardware that PC has, you might install something like Virtualbox or qemu, create a VM and install windows on it or, you could get your family another pc and install windows on it so they use that one.

Hope this helps! :)
 

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There other option is to rent a cheap VPS and host your website there, this way it will always run even if your computer breaks or there is a power outage in your neighborhood.
 

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Again, bigger, faster, cheaper; pick two. In almost every situation, for small installations (i.e., family), it is cheaper or at least more efficient to run two OSes on two different platforms.
 
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