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Old 09-17-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I had RHEL box that got crashed (dunno how), and is in repair department. I can't survive without linux now, so could anybody please let me know about any light-weight linux flavor which can be downloaded and installed over win-XP 32-bit machine.

I tried WUBI here and download that, but for my disappointment, it is not installing over win-xp 32-bit machine.

Please suggest me as I need to get to Linux mode soon.....

Thank you in advance,
Kapil.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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You want to install Linux INSIDE windows (like a windows app). Isn't it?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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Hi Jerry,

Yes, I want to do the same, as a windows application.

Any idea , why Wubi didn't worked for me , as most of my friends are using this on win-xp here ? But maybe , I am using a 32-bit machine, would make the difference...right?

Regards,
Kapil
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:49 PM   #4
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You could run linux in a virtual machine.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
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You could run linux in a virtual machine.

Hi Repo,

Thank you for the suggestion...
How can I do so, as I don't have much idea abt virtual machines ...

regards,
Kapil.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #6
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Follow this guide:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/tec...n-windows.html
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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Take a look at
http://www.labtestproject.com/using_..._on_windows_pc
This is for fedora, but the principal is the same for any distribution.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 09:04 PM   #8
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http://www.colinux.org/

http://www.ulteo.com/home/en/download

Zipslack even if you want to use fat file system.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:42 PM   #9
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Hi Repo,

Thank you for the suggestion...
How can I do so, as I don't have much idea abt virtual machines ...

regards,
Kapil.
Hi Kapil,
You can use virtualbox you can download it from this site http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and install it and follow this article to create a new virtual machine http://vasudevkamath.blogspot.com/20...rtual-box.html now get a distro of your own choice and install it on virtualbox just like you do in normal machine
 
Old 09-18-2009, 02:54 AM   #10
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also have a look at pubuntu if you just want a quick and lite linux environment on windows. i found it to be a bit too slow but it could just be my machine.

http://portableubuntu.demonccc.com.ar/project

a nice thing about it is you can run it runs as a win32 application from a usb drive, so your pubuntu environment can run on any computer without having to reboot or install anything.

i thought wubi doesn't run within windows but create an image file that acts as a virtual partition you can boot into?

Last edited by renderdan; 09-18-2009 at 02:59 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 03:40 AM   #11
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i thought wubi doesn't run within windows but create an image file that acts as a virtual partition you can boot into?
Yeah you are rite. Wubi doesn't run within windows. you are spared from the job of creating partitions thats all. For using Ubutnu you need to reboot.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 03:01 PM   #12
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Hi There,

The URL you gave to me is working fine, but it do contains a link to download OS.ZIP file.
I spoke with BlueShot support to get that file, but they told me that OS.ZIP file is no longer available for users.

I have already downloaded VMWare Player and PuppyLinux, but according to the link, I can't go ahead untill unless I have OS.ZIP file. Do you have that file with you, or is there any other plce from where I can download that file ?

In case if I didn't get this file, then IS there a way where I can set this Puppy Linux set-up on my win-XP machine ??

Thank You,
Kapil.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:31 PM   #13
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Hi Kapil,
You can use virtualbox you can download it from this site http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and install it and follow this article to create a new virtual machine http://vasudevkamath.blogspot.com/20...rtual-box.html now get a distro of your own choice and install it on virtualbox just like you do in normal machine
Hi Vasudev ,

Thank you for the help.
I have already downloaded Virtual Box and puppy Linux. While installing Virtual Box, it shows that it will disconnect me from the network. I can't do that as it is the office PC and I can't get out of network for any installation.

Is this warning message is real , or just a fluke ?

Regards,
Kapil
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:34 PM   #14
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Hello,

It's now fluke, VirtualBox has to disconnect you from the network in order to create virtual network cards. After that you'll be automatically reconnected. Without this step it would be impossible to communicate with your virtual machines other than using the console in the VirtualBox window.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 09-24-2009, 04:39 PM   #15
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Hello,

It's now fluke, VirtualBox has to disconnect you from the network in order to create virtual network cards. After that you'll be automatically reconnected. Without this step it would be impossible to communicate with your virtual machines other than using the console in the VirtualBox window.

Kind regards,

Eric


Hi eric,

Thank You very much for the information.
Should I go ahead if this is going to reconnect me back with the company's network. I didn't get the concept behind , and that is why got confused with this. i don't want this to become an issue, so being a bit careful before playing with network.

Thank you,
Kapil.
 
  


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