I tried to install linux on a win8 laptop and failed although I tried everything to disable UEFI and security boot options in Bios.
So I think there is no solution to install Linux on certain win8 Laptops.
But someone told me of course I can install Linux on any win8 laptops by using virtualbox.
So I'm wondering why can it be done? How exactly is virtualbox/virtual machine works for this issue? can anybody explain this to me in a easy to understand way? Thanks very much.
posted by pack2themoon
on Feb 19, 2014 -
I'm not a network technician but I play one
in grad school. How do I get the server connections I need, involving a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion) that needs to talk to an outside device? [more inside]
posted by heyforfour
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I'm a low- to medium-grade computer techie. I've recently fallen in love with the remote desktop concept (I've been using TeamViewer
). I have my main PC with all my data and the software I use, setup how I like it, and then remote into that from mobile devices, friend's computers, work computers, etc., even my laptop I now prefer to use as a portal into my main PC. [more inside]
posted by Xhris
on Feb 13, 2012 -
I have a computer (Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit, 6GB RAM, i5-760 processor) on which I want to run various virtual machines. Help me decide what software to choose. [more inside]
posted by expialidocious
on Oct 27, 2010 -
Would this OS/RAM/VM trick work, you think? Linux seems to allow this PC mobo double the RAM XP shows as possible; can I VM XP on a Linux host and split the RAM between the two? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper
on Aug 1, 2008 -