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Thread: Portable Ubuntu - Run Ubuntu Inside Windows

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    Portable Ubuntu - Run Ubuntu Inside Windows

    This is bloody awesome, specially because I'm having serious issues installing Ubuntu on my Laptop with Raid 1 disks (mirroring).

    I'll give it a try immediately and will let you know.

    Lifehacker - Portable Ubuntu Runs Ubuntu Inside Windows - Portable Ubuntu


  2. um.. what for?

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    You can get Ubuntu disk from their website which offers live Ubuntu (no installation required)

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    /me downloads. I've always had issues with at least one piece of hardware when I've tried to install Ubuntu. I can't even try to install Ubuntu on this computer, otherwise I will void my 2-year warranty. Finally, a solution.
    Quote Originally Posted by Khan View Post
    You can get Ubuntu disk from their website which offers live Ubuntu (no installation required)
    But can ya run Windows applications at the same time? Will the disk save all of your settings upon next boot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan View Post
    You can get Ubuntu disk from their website which offers live Ubuntu (no installation required)
    It just won't work with my Qosmio F30 using 2 disks in Raid 1

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    Cool.This could be handy to quickly flip to Ubuntu without restarting windows and use one of its applications.
    Of course, you can run Ubuntu from a stick without installing it and still save your setting etc.

    I had some problems with my wifi card in Ubuntu but a wrapper was able to use the windows driver for that card (without running windows). I don't know if something similar for other hardware exists.

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    hhmm... surely gonna give it a shot... I've been longing to try any linux distro and I think this one can be a good candidate.

    cheers,

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    I gave it a shot - it took quite a long time to boot up, and didn't appear to work as it should have (I clicked on the menu, and nothing happened).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    I gave it a shot - it took quite a long time to boot up, and didn't appear to work as it should have (I clicked on the menu, and nothing happened).
    It works like a charm here, quick to load, apps run smoothly and I could even install a few applications without any extra hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    But can ya run Windows applications at the same time? Will the disk save all of your settings upon next boot?
    No you can't run windows applications at the same time. What you do is reboot the computer, insert Ubuntu Live CD-Rom. You can only use Ubuntu and you can't save any settings whatsoever.

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