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Old 08-19-2004, 11:36 PM   #1
franswind
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Unhappy Running windows 2000 under linux


Hi,

I'm one of the guys everyone seems to hate. I mean a total newbie to Linux. I have installed Linux without partitions on an old PC of mine with a 2.2 gig harddisk. My question is can I install and run windows 2000 while running Linux at the same time? If yes, how is this done?

Thanks,

Frans
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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You can't "run" any OS the same time as the other one. Yes you could dual-boot Windows with Linux if thats what you mean.

During the install it will ask you to install a boot loader (either LILO or GRUB). The reboot and all you have to select is Windows or Linux upon next bootup.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:54 PM   #3
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your installed linux on a 2.2 gb drive and want to install windows 2000 on the same drive???? that's some very slim distro you got there for a first time user . Not to mention that if you don't have partitions then you don't have a swap space, which is sortof a problem if you want to run anything big for a long time.

Anyways, the short answer is: forget it, sorry, not easily possible (if at all), etc. Longer answer: its possible, but you have to dualboot and reformat your harddrive and its NOT PRETTY, and you'll have to reinstall linux again, and likely they will not fit both on 2.2 gb disk.


ps. your post is pretty much flaimbait... (must restrain myself :P)

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Old 08-19-2004, 11:55 PM   #4
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You can run VMWare which will run Win2K in a virtual machine under Linux. VMWare's expensive, but there is a free 30 day trial. Bochs is an open source virtual machine, but I've found it much too slow and balky to be of much use for anything.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:57 PM   #5
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You CAN run them at the same time with a program called VMware. It is expensive and slows down your computer very much but if you need it go to www.vmware.com
 
Old 08-20-2004, 12:05 AM   #6
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And remember to install Windows first and then install Linux.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 01:13 AM   #7
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you could try wine, to run any winblows program you **must** have, it works alright, just make sure to copy a wine.config into your .wine directory (search this site for info regarding wine, esp the config part)
 
Old 08-20-2004, 07:01 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mikhail_16
your installed linux on a 2.2 gb drive and want to install windows 2000 on the same drive???? that's some very slim distro you got there for a first time user . Not to mention that if you don't have partitions then you don't have a swap space, which is sortof a problem if you want to run anything big for a long time.

Anyways, the short answer is: forget it, sorry, not easily possible (if at all), etc. Longer answer: its possible, but you have to dualboot and reformat your harddrive and its NOT PRETTY, and you'll have to reinstall linux again, and likely they will not fit both on 2.2 gb disk.


ps. your post is pretty much flaimbait... (must restrain myself :P)
 
Old 08-20-2004, 07:24 AM   #9
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You can run Windows 2000 simultaneously using QEMU CVS. I do this with Windows 98. As long as you have plenty of RAM it works fine. A bit slow for eg, games, but certainly fast enough to be usable. It's a lot faster than bochs.

I'm afraid QEMU CVS is beta software, you won't be able to get much support for it here. Most don't even know it exists yet but it's essentially the open source answer to VMware.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 09:34 AM   #10
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You can run Windows 2000 simultaneously using QEMU CVS. I do this with Windows 98. As long as you have plenty of RAM it works fine. A bit slow for eg, games, but certainly fast enough to be usable. It's a lot faster than bochs.

I'm afraid QEMU CVS is beta software, you won't be able to get much support for it here. Most don't even know it exists yet but it's essentially the open source answer to VMware.
QEMU is able to crash my linuxbox running it as a regular user. Yes, a real system crash, trying to install W98 in a virtual disk.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 02:51 PM   #11
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2.2 GB is not large enough to put both of these OS's on. Even with the full 2.2GB dedicated to Windows, by the time you are done patching 2000, you will be out of space to do anything else. Windows 2000 requires 2 GB with 650 MB free space.
 
  


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