How to install Linux in a Hard Disk with another Operating system

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I am currently using Windows Vista on my personal computer and I would like to install Fedora Linux so that I will have two operating systems on the same hard disk. How do I accomplish this?

Answered By 0 points N/A #127520

How to install Linux in a Hard Disk with another Operating system


You can run two operating systems at the same time. There are two systems to do this.

1. Dual boot.

2. Using virtual box

I think the virtual box is better than dual boot system.

If you want to use dual boot, at first install Fedora Linux then you install windows vista again. The installation drive must be same & when you install windows vista not format the drive. Then when you open your computer you will see to select one from two options. Select any one to start the computer.

And if you like virtual box, at first download Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager latest version. Don’t worry this is a freeware software. Install it + insert the Fedora Linux CD on the optical drive. Click new +Next button + type a virtual name + select your operating system(Linux) + Version(Fedora) + click next button + select RAM size + next button + select your hard disk option+ select any size( what do you want).

Then install a new operating system as a virtual machine.

Answered By 588035 points N/A #310444

How to install Linux in a Hard Disk with another Operating system


If you have Windows Vista, the easiest way to have a second operating system without dual-booting your computer is to use VirtualBox. With VirtualBox, you can create a virtual machine or VM where you can install the second operating system like Fedora. Your Windows Vista is the host operating system while Fedora is the guest operating system. To try this, download Oracle VirtualBox and install it.

The latest version at the moment, VirtualBox 5.2, supports the following host operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows – Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10 RTM build 10240, Windows Server 2008 (64-bit only), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only), Windows Server 2012 (64-bit only), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit only), and Windows Server 2016 (64-bit only) both 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • Mac – OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, and 10.13 High Sierra.
  • Linux – Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 17.04; Debian GNU/Linux 7 (“Wheezy”), 8 (“Jessie”), and 9 (“Stretch”); Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Oracle Linux 6, and 7; Redhat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7; Fedora 25 and 26; Gentoo Linux; and openSUSE 13.2.

VirtualBox 5.2 supports the following guest operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows – Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2003.
  • Others – DOS, Windows 3.x, Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.
  • Linux – 2.4, 2.6, 3.x, and 4.x.

You can download the latest Fedora from Fedora Latest.

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