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Old 01-22-2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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Booting Linux from within windows


Hi,

I need to be able to boot a live disk implementation of linux such as SUSE live or knoppix from within windows. Can this be done without the computer being set to boot from CD? I know that on older linux implementations you could install the Linux OS onto a FAT partition(not a linux partition) and run a command that would make the machine reboot into linux. Is this still possible under the new implementations of linux? Is this command still available on knoppix for example?

Thanks in advance

Craig
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. To do it within windows you will need an emulator such as bochs or plesk.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 05:12 PM   #3
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Also loadlin.exe is another way.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 05:21 PM   #4
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loadlin

It's my understanding that loadlin doesn't work with XP/2000/NT.
Am I wrong?
 
Old 01-22-2005, 05:33 PM   #5
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If you can't [F8] during boot-up and skip everything, you're right

I installed it from Win98 ...
 
Old 01-22-2005, 05:59 PM   #6
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I got loadlin to work with xp pro by running in 95 mode and messing around alot. After my update is done Ill fire up xp and see what all I had to change.
 
  


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