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Old 11-04-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
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Another n00b Q

At our school, we use redhat 9. But when we want to use windows, we can click on the start menu, click on 'run program', and type in windows, and windows will load up as usual. This is my first time trying to set up linux at home, and I want to do something similar to this?

Any help is appreciated
Old 11-04-2003, 07:37 PM   #2
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are you just trying to dual boot? if not, i'd suggest talking to someone at the school in the IT dept. about their setup.
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There's two possiblities :) I can think
of off the top of my head.

a) windows is just a bash script that
may look like this
lilo -R windows

b) windows is just a bash script that
starts a Full-Screen vmware session :)

Does the machine at school perform a
physical reset when you shut-down

Old 11-04-2003, 09:14 PM   #4
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yes they may have set windows to run in a vmware type app or in some type of UML.

See here for UML:

Also a possibility could be that they are using wine to run it.


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