I am complitely new to the Bioinformatics, I am starting my PhD now and I have always been in wet lab. Nevertheless, I will work a lot with NGS experiments and I'd love to analyze my own data.
I was trying to install bowtie2 on my laptop and I am having several problems. I tried previous discussion but none of them solve mine.
My machine is a Windows 10 Home edition 64bit.
I tried to install bowtie with the source code (installed previosly MinGW-W64 and MSYS) but I got several error messages - it says my machine is not 64 bit. I modified the MakeFile with notepad. Run make and g make, nut nothing has worked. I have also tried to install Bowtie2 with mingw64.zip but also there nothing.
Does anyone have a step by step guide to help me?
Alternatively, I've installed Ubuntu on a Virtual machine and I successfully installed Bowtie2, but this is a solution that I don't like. What do you think about it?
I oculd also think to install ubuntu as a only OS, but I would prefer to have a more populaer OS because I also use different programs that don't have a ubuntu version.