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Old 01-13-2006, 08:20 AM   #1
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Booting Windows inside Linux


Hi.

I found some old installation discs for Red Hat 8 (Psyche), and decided to install it. I had an idea that I could convert to Red Hat, and just run Windows inside of Linux for my Windows-only application needs.

I know that Win4Lin exists, but is there a free alternative to this that works?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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Yes, and that's...Wine.

Sorry, but I don't have a post_a_link_permission. Anyway Google will make you feel lucky - hunt for "wine hq".
 
Old 01-13-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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www.winehq.com

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Old 01-13-2006, 03:06 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot!

But, I tried to install it, and it said that my kernel needed updating. I run Red Hat 8 (Psyche). Are there any places that I can get a patch to update my kernel, without having to recompile and do loads of coding that I don't really know? It'd be great if you could direct me to a patch that automatically updated the kernel for me, etc (you can't tell I'm fairly new to Linux, can you?).

Thanks.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 12:39 PM   #5
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Just to mention - I'm not familiar with RH current status,but...

I'd suggest you a slightly different approach. I mean, why don't you just install a whole new distribution- so many of them flying around...and coming with kernel v2.6.x as a default. I'm not advertising any of them - you choose!

Cheers,
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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...and of course the first that come to one's mind (in connection with RH, of course!) is Fedora Core 4.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 06:45 PM   #7
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wine-20020605-2.i386.rpm comes with RH8. Check out your CD and use rpm to install. It may even be installed already. Try rpm -qi wine at a command prompt. If it is installed you'll get info about the package. If not, you'll get "package wine is not installed".

It is also important to clarify what you are trying to accomplish. If you are trying to run programs made for windows in Linux then wine is the answer. If you are trying to run Linux and Windows at the same time you will need to set up a virtual machine such as, VMware or Microsoft Virtual PC.

Bill
 
Old 01-16-2006, 09:16 PM   #8
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if you have read lnag, it says:
if you need to run windows app, then dual boot
why the hell do you need to run linux then use your windows apps
what's the logic there?
make it easy on yourself
 
Old 01-17-2006, 01:30 AM   #9
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I installed Windows XP inside qemu the other day and when I get some more free time I'm going to install qemu again and see if I can't do some emulating inside an emulator, just for laughs Point being, it's easily possible and on my 3GHz machine very usable
 
Old 01-17-2006, 10:57 AM   #10
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There are a number of reasons why someone would want to run linux and a windows application at the same time. Just to name a few...

1) That spiffy new game you received for Chrismas that was made for Windows.
2) You are migrating from old microsoft applications to linux applications
3) Developing an application that needs to run on multiple OS.
4) Work uses Microsoft, while you enjoy using Linux.

Dual booting works fine except when you need to compare or utilize information on the OS that is not currently active. Perhaps this is the reason why wine, VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC and similar software were developed in the first place. One might also ask where we would be if we didn't have the ability to access other file system types from a single OS.

Bill

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Old 01-17-2006, 11:09 AM   #11
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VMWare

See sig, although it is 2 Linux Distro's inside a SuSE Host
 
  


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