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Virtual Box

Run other OSes as needed

Run several OS's such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and others inside a virtual machine.

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Ensure Virtual Box and tools are installed

The Focus ships with all required packages installed. However, you may open a terminal Konsole and enter the following to ensure they are in place:

sudo wajig reinstall virtualbox virtualbox-ext-pack virtualbox-guest-additions-iso virtualbox-qt;

Download Windows 10 ISO

google-chromeUse a browser to download the Windows 10 ISO. Select Windows 10, followed by your preferred language, and then select 64-bit Download

Start Virtual Box

vboxStart Virtual Box and configure as illustrated below.

Install W10

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See this article on how to share folders.

Troubleshooting

Q: What are some uses of Virtual Box?

A: One may use virtual machines to run applications that are not available on other OSes, as illustrated here. However, one can also use them to test system and package development.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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