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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
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    less then a month
  • 23% (47)
    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
    less then a year
  • 24% (49)
    less then three years
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post #821 of 4043
So I just came across this club just a few moments ago. I have been interested in linux computing for many years now but especially of recently I have had very little time to work in it and experiment. I recently built a powerful little rig (college computer in sig). I was thinking about dualbooting with ubuntu just because I've had the most experience with that. I was also thinking about trying out some others specifically arch.

Is it not a good idea to run Arch in a VM?

Thanks guys!
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darn, double post...
Edited by benpack101 - 12/23/12 at 9:44am
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post #823 of 4043
Yeah I'd recommend running arch in a vm our you're relatively new to linux. Ubuntu is fine to run on bare metal, but you might prefer linux mint
post #824 of 4043
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by benpack101 View Post

So I just came across this club just a few moments ago. I have been interested in linux computing for many years now but especially of recently I have had very little time to work in it and experiment. I recently built a powerful little rig (college computer in sig). I was thinking about dualbooting with ubuntu just because I've had the most experience with that. I was also thinking about trying out some others specifically arch.

Is it not a good idea to run Arch in a VM?

Thanks guys!


VM away. shrak made a good guide here, I would check it out.

as for Ubuntu, I would recommend Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) over it, or you could take a look around at other beginner friendly distros, IE. Linux Mint 13/14, Megeia, Sabayon, even Fedora or Debian.
post #825 of 4043
Quote:
Originally Posted by benpack101 View Post

So I just came across this club just a few moments ago. I have been interested in linux computing for many years now but especially of recently I have had very little time to work in it and experiment. I recently built a powerful little rig (college computer in sig). I was thinking about dualbooting with ubuntu just because I've had the most experience with that. I was also thinking about trying out some others specifically arch.
Is it not a good idea to run Arch in a VM?
Thanks guys!

 

its not so much it is a bad idea, its more of that it is not the "complete experience" for any distro. there are things that could happen on a real install that would not happen in a vmware, and vice versa. if you intend to try it, i would seriously suggest if you have a spare harddrive or confident enough in partition out an existing harddrive. to do a complete install (dual boot). 

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post #826 of 4043
I agree with Transhour on the "complete experience".
post #827 of 4043
To echo Transhour's comment about things behaving differently in bare metal vs VM. I tried running Arch in a VM and could never get X-Windows to load....I went for broke and replaced my LMDE bare metal install with Arch and everything is working pretty well so far. Shrak's guide is a real help for me when I set up my Arch Install. The unofficial newbie guide on Arch's site is good as well. To me there is something very satisfying about getting something like Arch up and running and resolving issues yourself vs going with a Distro where it's all handled from the get go, but there's something to be said for run the install and forget it stuff too. I've personally used both LMDE and Arch and have had enjoyable experiences with both.
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post #828 of 4043
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To echo Transhour's comment about things behaving differently in bare metal vs VM. I tried running Arch in a VM and could never get X-Windows to load....I went for broke and replaced my LMDE bare metal install with Arch and everything is working pretty well so far. Shrak's guide is a real help for me when I set up my Arch Install. The unofficial newbie guide on Arch's site is good as well. To me there is something very satisfying about getting something like Arch up and running and resolving issues yourself vs going with a Distro where it's all handled from the get go, but there's something to be said for run the install and forget it stuff too. I've personally used both LMDE and Arch and have had enjoyable experiences with both.

did you install the vbox video drivers?
post #829 of 4043
You just have to make sure to install the guest additions and load the vbox drivers, it was a pain the first time I set up Arch in a VM as well since I normally just throw Cent or Debian into VM's and they all normally work from the get go.
post #830 of 4043
I constantly hear the debate between mint and ubuntu, I've used Ubuntu in the past but if I don't dualboot with Mint, at the very least it will be one of the first VMs I put up.

Transhour knows best and I agree with him. I think I will partition my drive to work with Arch. I have done it before in the past but normally with the partition manager in ubuntu. I think to keep things simple (for now) I may just use that to partition, unless I feel especially enthusiastic and then I'll try from the terminal!thumb.gif
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