Loading XP after Ubuntu

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 03:39:17 CST 2009


I am not evangelizing VirtualBox, but since it works for me, here are a few
links if anyone is interested:

1. http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualbox_ubuntu
2. http://www.virtualbox.org
3. http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Some people report better results for USB with the precompiled binaries as
opposed to apt-get install.
4.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch8X86R6d-g&eurl=http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/run-windows-xp-ubuntu-virtualbox&feature=player_embedded
5. On USB support: http://seogadget.co.uk/how-to-install-virtualbox/

Victor Kane
http://awebfactory.com.ar



On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 7:15 AM, Victor Kane <victorkane at gmail.com> wrote:

> You are probably right, dual boot is probably the most complete. But the
> only thing that doesn't work with VirtualBox is the built in webcam. Sound,
> networking, usb, everything works. (Ubuntu 7.10 -> 8.04 on Dell 1420N).
>
> Victor Kane
> http://awebfactory.com.ar
>
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 4:28 AM, Tom & Karen Pino <metalsmith at rangeweb.net
> > wrote:
>
>> I have not checked the guide that you have the link for because I would
>> only use a MS product if they paid me to.  That said, I would back up
>> your files from Ubuntu and install Win first.  It is just a lot safer
>> and Win wants to be first on the disk.  It will work better.
>>
>> I know there are lots of people that use virtual box but I think if I
>> wanted to go to Windows I would want the whole banana.
>> Tom
>>
>> Georgi Kourtev wrote:
>> >
>> > Is the VboxGTK from the main repository has the same performance as
>> > the Sun's VirtualBox?
>> > gk
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wednesday 11 February 2009 23:43:28 Victor Kane wrote:
>> > > I am very happy with the Sun xVM VirtualBox, which runs a version of
>> XP
>> > > right on top of Ubuntu. Works great in my Dell Inspiron 1420N
>> > >
>> > > Victor Kane
>> > > http://awebfactory.com.ar
>> > >
>> > > On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 7:01 PM, <Ian_G_Wilson at dell.com> wrote:
>> > > > For a generic dual boot guide for linux/windows, you can take a
>> > look at
>> > > > this guide...
>> > > >
>> >
>> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_linux_and_windows_xp_linux_installed_
>> > > >
>> > first.htm<
>> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_linux_and_windows_xp_linux_i
>> > > >nstalled_%0Afirst.htm> Of course backup any data..etc etc. I haven't
>> > > > tried this.
>> > > >
>> > > > Ian
>> > > >
>> > > > -----Original Message-----
>> > > > From: linux-desktops-bounces at dell.com
>> > > > [mailto:linux-desktops-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Arne
>> Henningsen
>> > > > Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 1:56 PM
>> > > > To: linux-desktops
>> > > > Subject: Re: Loading XP after Ubuntu
>> > > >
>> > > > On Wednesday, 11. February 2009 15:34:10, Ian wrote:
>> > > > > Hello,
>> > > > > I'm generally happy with the reasons for choosing Ubuntu over
>> > Windows,
>> > > > > but there are a few applications where it would be nice to have
>> the
>> > > > > choice. Can anyone point me in the right direction for loading
>> > > >
>> > > > Windows
>> > > >
>> > > > > XP on my Inspiron 1525N in a dual boot environment when it
>> > already has
>> > > > > Ubuntu 8.10 loaded? Are there any instructions anywhere, and
>> > what are
>> > > > > the pitfalls?
>> > > > >
>> > > > > I've already tried Wine, and found it unsatisfactory.
>> > > >
>> > > > Have you tried Codeweaver's CrossOver Linux?
>> > > > http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux/
>> > > > It supports many MS-Windows applications.
>> > > >
>> > > > Arne
>> > > >
>> > > > --
>> > > > Arne Henningsen
>> > > > http://www.arne-henningsen.name/
>> > > >
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