Hi! I am new to Linux. I wanted to install Ubuntu and then JDK and ANT on it. I have window XP and I found using Wubi i can install Ubuntu as a one application. I have JDK already on my windows. Can I install JDK on Ubuntu If i choose to install Ubuntu using wubi?
Is it adviceable ? What other alternative would you suggest. I need to install it in one week. Please, guide me properly as I have no time to do experiment. komal
Is this running Ubuntu within a virtual environment or something similar?
No. This is a real installation, the only difference is that Ubuntu is installed within a file as opposed to being installed within its own partition. Thus we spare you the trouble to create a free partition for Ubuntu. And we spare you the trouble to have to burn a CD-Rom.
Well - if that's the only difference, it will be no problem to install jdk, ant, eclipse, netbeans, ... I'm using ubuntu since 2005 and Linux since 1998 - it's a nice platform to develop java programs.
Our FAQ, How Do I Install Linux has several options to run Linux under Windows without repartitioning. Personally, I use VMWare Player. Another option is to use the instructions on http://pendrivelinux.com/ to create a bootable USB flash drive that has a partition you can save data on. Of course, if you want to install a lot of software, you should start with a really big (2GB+) flash drive.