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Old 08-16-2004, 02:46 AM   #1
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I need to run a linux program on windows

Does anyone know of a way to run linux on a windows machine? I'm curerently running Windows 98 and Windows 2000 and I need to run umb-scheme. Is there any way without actually installing Linux???
Old 08-16-2004, 02:58 AM   #2
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You can get away without installing Linux. But you would need to use CygWin.
Old 08-16-2004, 03:07 AM   #3
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some solutions i can think about:

- If you have any linux machine in you LAN you can use it with windows with a ssh client (putty), transfer the files to the other machine using ssh, and run the program on them if you need, this is the easiest way, its how i do it in my home.

- you can use a live cd like Slax to run it, make a slackware package with umb-scheme, convert the package to a .img file, edit slax iso and put the image in it, burn the cd, and if everything went fine you can boot slax on your windows partition and use umb-scheme.

- install linux in another HDD or partition, boot linux, run the program on your windows HDD/partition.

- There is also ZipSlack, it pretty small and can be installed in FAT32 partitions, but i have never tested it.


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