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Old 11-15-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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booting linux via msdos

This book on linux is telling me that it's possible to boot linux via loadlin. So does this mean i could be in windows then i'll start up the console then i'lll be able to use linux and windows at the same time. just makes it easier to copy files cos the linux partition cant be read within windows. Is this hard to configure or troublesome though cos am a newbie hence dont know what am doing. Also am using windows xp pro

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Old 11-15-2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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No there talking about using windows boot loader to boot linux.
Old 11-15-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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so there isn't a way to boot linux within windows
Old 11-15-2004, 06:13 PM   #4
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Hi there,

Firstly, regarding copying files, as far as I remember the default Mandrake file system type is ext3 (you'll have to check this for yourself though). This can be read and written from Windows in various ways - see this page:

Secondly, it is very possible to boot a Linux session within Windows. You just need a program called VMware:

But of course being a Windows program you have to pay for it!

You could also try coLinux but this is still at a pre-release stage. (But it is free!)



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