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Old 07-29-2010, 01:41 AM   #1
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linux inside windows


Are there any linux distros that can be installed inside windows
other than Ubuntu.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 01:43 AM   #2
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In a virtual machine (VirtualBox, VMware products, ...), probably all of them.

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Old 07-29-2010, 01:44 AM   #3
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I think, using vmware you can install any distro of your choice.

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Old 07-29-2010, 01:46 AM   #4
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Are there any linux distros that can be installed inside windows
other than Ubuntu.
Yes definitely in a Virtual Machine as long as your machine architecture supports Linux.

You can try Vmware, Virtual Box, Qemu etc..
 
Old 07-29-2010, 01:56 AM   #5
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Or if you meant that you wanted to install Linux inside windows without a virtual machine (either to the FAT/NTFS partition, or simply start the installer from within Windows), then you've got some less options. However, check this article for some ideas. Personally I'm not familiar with any non-Ubuntu based distribution that offered to install itself "inside" Windows, but chances are I'm just missing some less known distributions. Good luck with your search, though.
 
Old 07-29-2010, 04:24 AM   #6
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Yes definitely in a Virtual Machine as long as your machine architecture supports Linux.
Your arch doesn't have to support anything. Linux will run in a "Virtual Machine", not in "your machine". So, as long as the emulated cpu is supported by linux you'll be fine, and most regular VM's will emulate an x86 cpu without problems.

In any case, it is not Linux which is limited in that regard. On the contrary, Windows runs in a very limited range of hardware. If you use Windows, you pretty much are running either x86 or x86_64 hardware (real or emulated).
 
Old 07-29-2010, 04:33 AM   #7
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Are there any linux distros that can be installed inside windows
other than Ubuntu.
Hello & Welcome to LQ,

Have a look here:
http://www.andlinux.org/

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Old 07-29-2010, 05:51 AM   #8
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There's coLinux. It's a more complicated procedure than using Wubi to install Ubuntu, but it does offer more variety of distros. Have a look:
http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
 
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:49 AM   #9
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There's coLinux. It's a more complicated procedure than using Wubi to install Ubuntu, but it does offer more variety of distros. Have a look:
http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
I have been playing around with Pubuntu. Very nice and easy to install. I intend to try topologilinux next.

http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/Instal...out_of_the_box

"... http://topologilinux.com/ - Slackware out of the box coLinux installation (Kde, Gnome, network, sound, OpenOffice, ...)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/fedoracolinux/ - an easy to install out of the box coLinux based on Fedora core 6 (KDE, Gnome, network, development tools, ...)."
 
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Are there any linux distros that can be installed inside windows
MinGW and CygWin but they are not "distros" in the normal sense

kde can be ran in MinGW and i think most of Gnome
 
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In any case, it is not Linux which is limited in that regard. On the contrary, Windows runs in a very limited range of hardware. If you use Windows, you pretty much are running either x86 or x86_64 hardware (real or emulated).
intel itanium (ia-64) can run windows server 2k3/ 2k8 (which i doubt the original poster paid the $3,995 for 25 user licences). but i guess your point is if you wanted to run windows on an alpha, ppc, sparc, arm, ... you are sol.
 
  


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