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  1.    26 Feb 2016 #1
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    Installing Ubuntu in VM using hyper-v


    Apologies for the very basic question, but this is my first attempt at creating a virtual machine within Windows 10 pro using hyper-v. I have created a VM, and during the process allocated a drive/folder for that VM, and selected the Linux iso file that should be installed. When I run the VM, it runs the install from the iso file, and gives several options for the install, the first of which is to create a new install, erasing all data from the existing hard drives.
    I'd just like confirmation, before I hit go, that the install will erase all data only from the VM drive/folder selected, and not my complete Windows 10 installation.
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  2.    26 Feb 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeill View Post
    Apologies for the very basic question, but this is my first attempt at creating a virtual machine within Windows 10 pro using hyper-v. I have created a VM, and during the process allocated a drive/folder for that VM, and selected the Linux iso file that should be installed. When I run the VM, it runs the install from the iso file, and gives several options for the install, the first of which is to create a new install, erasing all data from the existing hard drives.
    I'd just like confirmation, before I hit go, that the install will erase all data only from the VM drive/folder selected, and not my complete Windows 10 installation.
    As long as you are doing this in your Hypervisor, it will not affect your system at all. It's just your VHD(virtual hard disk) that gets formatted.
    Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    26 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeill View Post
    Apologies for the very basic question, but this is my first attempt at creating a virtual machine within Windows 10 pro using hyper-v. I have created a VM, and during the process allocated a drive/folder for that VM, and selected the Linux iso file that should be installed. When I run the VM, it runs the install from the iso file, and gives several options for the install, the first of which is to create a new install, erasing all data from the existing hard drives.
    I'd just like confirmation, before I hit go, that the install will erase all data only from the VM drive/folder selected, and not my complete Windows 10 installation.
    I have less than minimum knowledge on Ubuntu.
    However, I have had some experience running Linux 17.2 "live CD" on my Windows 10 Home laptop.
    Insert the Live CD to the dvd drive to run Linux > remove CD to return to Win 10 Home.
    That simple.
    You can do exactly the same with a Live CD Ubuntu.
    You can mess up anyway you want while running Ubuntu and it won't affect your Windows 10 one bit.

    What's my point ?
    That you can save the trouble of creating a VM and installing Ubuntu/Linux into it.
    Just thought I would offer an alternative.
    Sorry if I have gone off topic.
    Last edited by davidhk; 27 Feb 2016 at 00:40.
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  4.    26 Feb 2016 #4
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    It will run rally slow. Get one of the lighter weight Distro's out there. It will still be Ubuntu, just a faster GuI.
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  5.    26 Feb 2016 #5
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    davidhk you can run Linux on a USB microSD card or stick. You need to use a Class 10 device.

    I run Ubuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi 2 that is a Armv7 Quad 700mhz, 1 GB RAM. Makes for a nice test bench for playing with.
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  6.    26 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    It will run rally slow. Get one of the lighter weight Distro's out there. It will still be Ubuntu, just a faster GuI.

    When I ran Linux 17.2 in Live CD, it did not appear to be slow at all.

    However, Speed is relative.
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  7.    26 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    davidhk you can run Linux on a USB microSD card or stick. You need to use a Class 10 device.

    I run Ubuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi 2 that is a Armv7 Quad 700mhz, 1 GB RAM. Makes for a nice test bench for playing with.
    Thank you.
    I already have one installed on my DVD.
    It still works flawlessly, although I seldom "play" with it lately.
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  8.    26 Feb 2016 #8
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    I run Mint Mate in virtual and the performance is great. If it ran any faster, I would get whiplash.
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  9.    27 Feb 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    When I ran Linux 17.2 in Live CD, it did not appear to be slow at all.

    However, Speed is relative.
    Mine ls Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon on a 3GHz Dell Optiplex Desktop and a 2GHz HP Notebook [both 64-bit] and have quite acceptable performance, in some instances better than Win7.
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  10.    27 Feb 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Mine ls Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon on a 3GHz Dell Optiplex Desktop and a 2GHz HP Notebook [both 64-bit] and have quite acceptable performance, in some instances better than Win7.
    Mine is Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE
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