I want to do two things:
- Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu
- Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual machine's disk. My goal is to have a place where both Ubuntu and Windows can read and write.
What software is good for this task? Are their free programs that can run virtual machines?
Also if my machine is running Windows 7 64-bit, can I install Ubuntu 32-bit? Or am I forced to use Ubuntu 64-bit? Or does it not matter?