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Alternative to Virtual Box for Windows 10


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#1 JamesBForum

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 04:48 AM

Hi all, 
 
Looking for an alternative to Virtual Box for Windows 10 as Virtual Box is not ready for 10 yet. 
Any ideas?
 
Running Windows 10. Would like to run along side  elementary OS 0.3 Freya ( 64 bit ) . Virtual box does not seem to work on windows 10. Not sure how to create partitions in Windows to create dual boot. size etc 
 
Cheers all :)
 

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:02 AM

Try VMware Player ( Free) .



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:09 AM

 

Not sure how to create partitions in Windows to create dual boot. size etc

What I did was to install Windows first, Then I rebooted the PC with the Ubuntu ISO and used Gparted to create a 50 GiB partition at the end of the drive, Then I installed Ubuntu to the drive I just created.

Dual Boot Windows Ten And Ubuntu 14. Easy To Do.

 

That is the basic explanation.

 

 

PS remember to turn off fast boot on Windows 10, Its in control panel/ Power options.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:21 AM

Thanks all. 

@ Firehouse. I did see that option however I was under the impression that to use that option VM Workstation was required first which is not free ( only free trial ) 

??

 

@ Nickau

I did try and boot from ISO disk I have other Linux however even when I changed boot order in Bios Windows would still boot. Even if I disabled all boot up options minus the ISO ( dvd ) windows then would not start. My concern with doing it this way is I am unsure how to partition the C: boot drive partition. e.g How much size do I need to partition a drive into to run a second OS. As you mentioned Ubuntu managed this for you in the set-up. Perhaps this version Freya will do the same since its built of Ubuntu build ??

 

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:26 AM

Hi JamesBForum :)

I can tell you that VirtualBox is indeed Windows 10 ready, since I've been using it with quite a few VMs. I wouldn't have upgraded to it if it wasn't ready.

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What issue are you encountering with it?

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:31 AM

It is free version, just enter your e-mail . If you mean on snapshot feature, yes it's available only in Workstation / Fusion / Server.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:39 AM

Turn off fast boot. and try again.

 

 

How much size do I need to partition a drive into to run a second OS

Minimum 20 GB

 

Also there are other options like installing to a USB stick or second drive



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:26 AM

Hi Nick

 

I have a USB that is 124 Gb. I tried to do the way you mentioned but said I didnt have enough hard drive space. Anyways I have an ISO copy of Linux on a DVD , would I just copy files onto USB . Would that work the same way or do I need to download something different to run from a USB 



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:32 AM

Try Unetbootin.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:36 AM

 

Try Unetbootin.

All that will do is create a Bootable/Live  USB,  I think James wants to install ( like to HDD ) on USB.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:38 AM

Can I just run the Linux build off the USB drive. However I will install the Linux build from the DVD Iso 



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:45 AM

Yes like to HDD on the USB 



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 07:49 AM

Ok. I have Linux on the hard drive. Which has only left me with 273gig for Windows. My question now however is how to you get to set it up so you get to choose which OS you want to boot from without having to go into bios each boot to change boot order



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:05 AM

Did you see an option regarding where to install Grub bootloader when you installed Linux? If so, did you change it from the default setting?
 
Please open a terminal, copy and paste the following command into the terminal then press enter on your keyboard, then copy and paste the output of the command into a post here:
cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg
EDIT: On second thoughts, you would be best to take this to the Linux forum.

Edited by Al1000, 04 August 2015 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:24 AM

About to upload a video to show you what Ive done :( 






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