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  1.    26 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    windows 10 / ubuntu

    dual OS switching


    I have windows 10 on my HP pavilion dv6 as the main OS and I have a bootable portable hard drive running Ubuntu, I am trying to find a way to be able to swap between the programs without having to restart and change the OS each time I want to use them. Essentially I want both systems to run at the same time and be able to toggle between them as I need can anyone help with this? I greatly appreciate any advice.
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  2.    26 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,594
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Only way I know is to use one of them in a virtual machine on the other one as a host.
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  3.    26 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 354
    Widows 10/Linux

    Mike's correct use a VM. At one time you could intall Ubuntu within Windows via wubi.exe but it's not recommended, caused too many problems.
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  4.    26 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 769
    Windows 7

    Using a virtual machine is the only way.

    By it's very nature an operating system will take exclusive control of the hardware on which it is running. It will not share this or even recognize the concept that there might be another.
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  5.    26 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Unless you use a third OS as host and run both Ubuntu and Windows 10 as virtual machines simultaneously.
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  6.    26 Sep 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 940
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Torquemada View Post
    Mike's correct use a VM. At one time you could intall Ubuntu within Windows via wubi.exe but it's not recommended, caused too many problems.
    WUBI (Windows Ubuntu Installer) only INSTALLED Ubuntu from inside Windows -- and it did this by creating a single file that functioned as a Linux filesystem. But it did not RUN inside Windows; instead, it ran by itself. So, you still could not toggle back and forth the way the OP wants to do.

    And, WUBI support was discontinued back in the Ubuntu 12.x days.
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  7.    05 Oct 2015 #7
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 beta

    Install a program for virtualization in Windows and run your Linux as a virtual machine. You can use Hyper-V or VMware Player (free for personal use).
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  8.    05 Oct 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Aurora, Colorado
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by bullmrkt23 View Post
    I have windows 10 on my HP pavilion dv6 as the main OS and I have a bootable portable hard drive running Ubuntu, I am trying to find a way to be able to swap between the programs without having to restart and change the OS each time I want to use them. Essentially I want both systems to run at the same time and be able to toggle between them as I need can anyone help with this? I greatly appreciate any advice.
    A house cannot rest on two foundations. You must virtualize one of the systems.
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  9.    05 Oct 2015 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by Cbarnhorst View Post
    A house cannot rest on two foundations. You must virtualize one of the systems.
    Or do as I have set up, use a KVM/Keyboard Video Mouse switch and 2 to 4 computers. I have Win7, Win10, Linux and a second Win10 connected, pressing a switch on the KVM lets me choose which computer to do whatever with.
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  10.    05 Oct 2015 #10
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Or do as I have set up, use a KVM/Keyboard Video Mouse switch and 2 to 4 computers. I have Win7, Win10, Linux and a second Win10 connected, pressing a switch on the KVM lets me choose which computer to do whatever with.
    Yes, another good example. Can also make network between two or more computers and share data like that.
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