Originally posted by jschiwal
Look at how the partition you are working in is mounted. Is there a noexec option. I don't really understand what you mean by a virtualPC session. Are you running linux from a loop-back device file. If the filesystem is NTFS, I don't know if this will work.
The best part about using VPC is that you can make a copy of the virtual disk, then mess about all you want on the original one, install software, update, whatever and if it all goes south, just replace the image with the backup. It's also nice if you have a Mac and want to test Linux or Winders stuff on your Mac. I use Runtime Revolution
which creates apps for Mac, Winders, Linux and a bunch of other unices and it's great to be able to so easily test my software. Not to mention website testing (IE 6, ugh).
VPC is not fast enough on a Mac to use Linux or Winders full time though.