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Do you want to use ssh to connect with an existing system and start a bash session? If so it "just works" as long as the user you are logging in has bash configured in /etc/passwd on the target machine and there are no security measures to prevent it.
+1 for vm or live CD
However, if you really want an online linux shell:
take a look at http://shells.red-pill.eu/
There are restrictions on this kind of shells, like installing software, no root access....