Windows 10: Ubuntu Linux Installation Issues

  1. Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1809, Build 17763.1
       17 Dec 2017 #1

    Ubuntu Linux Installation Issues

    Hi Everyone,
    Last night I had the wild urge to try out the linux distribution of Ubuntu, I really thought everything was going well. Within Ubuntu, there's a hard drive partitioning application built-in, that part of the installation seemed to go well. I proceeded to move forward with the installation, I setup my Internet connection.. etc., I got that setup as well. The Ubuntu software needed to download / install some additional software, that's when thing's started getting crazy. When I thought I had Ubuntu setup well enough for the time being, I decided to restart my computer. I received the normal operating selection screen, I chose windows 10, I was able to load windows normally.. or so I thought. I couldn't gain a wireless network connection, no matter what I tried. Anyway, I got mad / frustrated and wiped out the partition where I had Ubuntu installed. I must have been half asleep, because after I did so.. windows 10 would no longer bootup. This morning I had download / burn the latest image file and reinstall the software, anyway.. I'm not done with my setup.. so I still have more work to do. So much for my urge to try out Ubuntu.
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  2.    17 Dec 2017 #2

    You can run it live from the DVD or run it as a virtual PC with virtual box which is free
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  3. Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1809, Build 17763.1
    Thread Starter
       17 Dec 2017 #3

    Hi Samurai,
    I really wish now that I would have done that.. It doesn't pay to do stuff like that when you are tired and or don't feel well.
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  4.    17 Dec 2017 #4

    Hi there

    best way to do this risk free is to download the iso file. Then use vbox / VMware to create a virtual machine -- use the easy create virtual machine wizard (or equivalent) that exists in either vbox / VMware player. In the vm configfuration set the CD / DVD as the iso image you've downloaded and when the vm is powered on it will install on to a virtual HDD from the downloaded iso. This way NOTHING in your physical Windows environment should be changed.

    I don't recommend attempting to install Ubuntu under HYPER-V -- it can be done but you'll need at least W10 X-64 PRO and running non Windows VM's under HYPER-V is not as straightforward as using VBOX or VMware.

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