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Old 11-29-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
shipon_97
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Entering Linux From Windows


DeAr friEnDs ,

Two OS (Linux and WInXP/Win2000) are installed in my One harddisk . Using yhis harddisk i want to enter Linux os From Windows i.e. ,
I want such a console where i get connected to my Linux os . Is it Possible ?

If it is not possible then plz tell me , if i use two harddiak (One master and one slave, master has Windows & slave has Linux) , then is it posible to enter one os to others .

plz inform me .................
 
Old 11-29-2005, 01:17 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about doing exactly that. I know of a program that allows you to access files on your Linux partition though.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 03:08 AM   #3
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google vmware
if you want to run windows applications under linux you can google wine.hq for example
you can look for XEN, and Qemu as well

You are not actually talking about dual-boot, are you?
 
Old 11-29-2005, 03:14 AM   #4
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To me it sounds like he wants to use Linux though Windows, vice versa. Microsoft has a nice program that creates a Virtual Hard drive and you can run the whole Linux OS inside Windows, except you have to pay for it. There is also a way to load DamnSmallLinux inside windows using a special downloadable version of it.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 03:22 AM   #5
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vmware does the vice versa does it not?

If the guy is new, he might as well study a complete shift of mind,
and try to run some Zin applications within linux

I have never used xen, but if I understand correctly that could
be used to run Zin and linux.

Thanks for your added suggestions.
There was also a turbo linux??? tool of some kind to run
linux within windows. Cannot remember the name

{edit or even a special kernel that goes between windows and linux,
so linux can do calls to the Zindows kernel; cannot remember the name)

Last edited by Emmanuel_uk; 11-29-2005 at 03:23 AM.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 04:38 AM   #6
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if you want to run windows applications under linux you can google wine.hq for example
you can look for XEN, and Qemu as well

You are not actually talking about dual-boot, are you?


yaaa i don't talk about dual booting .......
 
Old 11-29-2005, 09:23 AM   #7
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To the best of my knowledge, what you're proposing can't be done, at least not with the setup you currently have. If you've installed Windows, and then subsequently installed Linux to a different partition of the hard drive, then the two are completely separate. Under your setup, you'll only be able to run Linux programs by restarting the computer and booting into Linux.

Some of the solutions proposed will get you what you're looking for, but it will require that Linux be installed again on your computer. Hopefully, this will not be a problem for you. Vmware is good, but it's also expensive. (You could always visit your favorite warez sites and get around that, but I'm going to assume you're trying to go the legal route!). That would allow you to set up a "guest" operating system (in your case, Linux). You'd boot to Windows like normal, and then if you wanted to run a particular Linux program you would just launch Vmware. Once Vmware loaded, you'd be able to launch Linux as a "guest" operating system and do whatever with it. Be warned, though, that setup can be processor and memory intensive, so be sure you have some decent hardware on this computer.

Another possibility is Cygwin. I don't really know a ton about the project since I don't use it, but as I understand things Cygwin is basically a collection of Unix/Linux based programs that have been modified to run properly on Windows. That might give you your Linux fix.

One last suggestion is Cooperative Linux. Again, I can't rate the project since I've never used it. My understanding is that Cooperative Linux is something of a cross between Cygwin and Vmware. It runs the Linux kernel as a process under Windows, and then lets you launch various Linux applications using the kernel process. It may work extremely well; it may suck monkey balls. Maybe someone else will have some input on that.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 12:23 PM   #8
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more info, maybe?

Maybe if you could tell us a little more about why you are attempting what you are attempting. For example:

My laptop is a windows (argh) machine some days and some days its a happy Fedora Core 4. Its dual boot XP / FC. I'm an admin / network manager and unfortuneatly I do *other* things as well, like play with Visual Dev studio and Source Safe (6.0). While I prefer my linux OS for nearly everything, I still need a couple of windows apps on occasion. This machine also doubles as a portable MP3 library. To save space, I simply run the NTFS drivers in fedora to access the windows partition. I then have access to all data on my windows partition / drives with any *Nix program that will read it.

Gotta love XMMS . . .
 
Old 11-29-2005, 09:34 PM   #9
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VMware can use an existing partition as a virtual machine, BUT your Windows Installation must not be NTFS Dynamic. Please read the documentation at VMware, you will find its documentation sufficient for this procedure. Be advised, VMware is a memory hog, so expect to shell out cash for cool factor.
 
  


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