Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Install Linux on Window 7 using Virtual Box

1. Download and Install Virtual Box

VirtualBox 4.0.10 for Windows hosts x86/amd64

2. Create New Virtual Machine
Linux Fedora
Memory 1024MB
Hard Disk 8G

3. Start Virtual Machine
Auto Capture keyboard: capture the keyboard every time VM window is activated and unavailable to other applications

Host key to uncapture: Right Ctrl

Problem1: FATAL: NO bootable medium found! System halted.
When you first create a Virtual Machine with VirtualBox, there is no OS installed on the HD image. You have to have the VM mount a bootable ISO image to install the OS from.

Download Fedora disk image, create a folder C:/Fedora
CD/DVD device, select the disk image.

Problem2: GNOME 3 Failed to Load (graphics hardware or driver is not capable of delivering the full GNOME 3 experience.

Install Apache and PHP on Win 7

Install Apache on Windows 7 - how to

1.Go to the Apache download page.
Click on Win32 Binary without crypto (no mod_ssl) (MSI Installer) file

2. Download and Install

3. Test in browser http://localhost/

MySQL on Windows 7 64 bit – Installation with Apache and PHP

Install PHP on Windows 7

How to Install PHP 5.3 on Windows

1. Go to PHP Download Page

which one to choose?


A Thread Safe version should be used if you install PHP as an Apache module. The Non Thread Safe version should be used if you install PHP as a CGI binary.

Download the VC6 builds if you are using the standard Apache.org web server. The VC9 builds should be used for the Apache Lounge binaries or IIS.