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Old 12-10-2003, 03:43 AM   #1
thegreatgatsby
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Question dual boot


I have taken the plunge and installed suse9.0 as dual boot on my Toshiba 9100 tecra laptop (in addition to my "clean" single boot desktop)

1) can I run windows programs using wine but keeping the original program on the windows c drive?

(i.e. crossover office on linux, with m$ office on the windows partion - for example)

2) if I use the same email client (Mozilla mail for example) on each system can I get the mozilla mail on linux to access the mail folder in windows?

3) can windows access the linux drive?


(ps the drive is FAT32, other o.s is xp pro)

thanks, I just would like to know what is possible.

 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
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Re: dual boot

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Originally posted by thegreatgatsby
I have taken the plunge and installed suse9.0 as dual boot on my Toshiba 9100 tecra laptop (in addition to my "clean" single boot desktop)

1) can I run windows programs using wine but keeping the original program on the windows c drive?

(i.e. crossover office on linux, with m$ office on the windows partion - for example)

2) if I use the same email client (Mozilla mail for example) on each system can I get the mozilla mail on linux to access the mail folder in windows?

3) can windows access the linux drive?


(ps the drive is FAT32, other o.s is xp pro)

thanks, I just would like to know what is possible.

1) That's a good question, and I'm not too sure about the answer Have you had a look at the codeweavers site yet?

2) Provided the versions are the same I can't see any reason why it shouldn't work.

3) yes, but only through third party tools, but personally I'd be more comfortable with Linux accessing the FAT32 partition.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:57 AM   #3
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MS Office complains about not being installed when run from the Windows drive. Don't know if there's a way around it (some sort of registry entry?).
 
  


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