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Virtual PC or VM ware?

by Geniusdude / October 9, 2007 2:24 AM PDT

I am trying to get into Linux, but at the moment, I don't want to reformat my computer to load it. I heard of both of those programs. I installed Virtual PC, on my computer but when I go into loading Linux, I saw it asking me about partitions.

I am just trying to be cautious, but by formatting it in a certain partition on my Virtual Hard drive, would it affect anything on my present computer? I have a lot of info I don't want to lose, and I have too much for me to just make backups of.

So, is there any harm in partitioning/formatting the virtual drive in order to load Linux on it?


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I'd just use a LiveCD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 2:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Virtual PC or VM ware?

Zero install, no futzing.


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by Geniusdude / October 9, 2007 2:32 AM PDT
In reply to: I'd just use a LiveCD.

I'm still trying to learn Linux, and I would want to mess around with it, and be able to save things.

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(NT) LiveCDs support saving.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 2:37 AM PDT
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A bit more complicating than that...
by Geniusdude / October 9, 2007 2:45 AM PDT

I understand that, but I already downloaded the software, and burned it on a disk. But that doesn't solve my question.

I'm also left up to putting it on a classroom full of computers (hence, why I'm learning more on it), and the school wants a way that they can do it, while the students still can save and access it without any CD's, so that the kids won't have to carry one around.

Thanks, Eddie

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What you may want to do...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 2:58 AM PDT

Is to use google to find prior solutions. I offer what you may not think of and never duplicate web content.


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Links on installing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 3:33 AM PDT
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