Beginner question. Linux on Windows PC


#1

Hi,
I need to design my SW project for Linux OS, running on Arria 10 SoC. My workstation is Windows PC. Do I need to install a Linux OS on my PC?
I have installed Virtual Box on my PC, but I do not know how to continue: the Virtual Box, after I defined a new Linux Machine, requests to me insert a start-up disk. I am confused and do not know what to do now.
Thank you for advance.


#2

Hello, Yakov,
need of Linux-based operation system depends on that, what kind of software are You want to develope. E.g. compiling drivers for Linux-based distribution running at Your Arria 10 SoC is very difficult under Windows.
An answer to Your second question may be: Virtual Machine is just a virtual computer. An operating system has to be installed on every machine - on physical as well as on virtual one. You probably need to download the instalation image of operation system, You want to run on the vritual machine.
Best wishes, Jan Konečný.


#3

Hi Yakov,

Follow this link: https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/try-ubuntu-before-you-install#0
You can run Ubuntu (a Linux flavor) from a memory stick without affecting your Windows installation.

Cheers