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Old 01-05-2007, 03:29 AM   #1
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Run Cooperative Linux on Linux

I havent posted in about a year. But, I have found an issue that I cannot find answered on google or in documentation.

I want to run Cooperative Linux (coLinux) under Xubuntu 6.10. I found the autobuild colinux-20050301.src.tar.gz as suggested on the coLinux wiki. I just need better documentation on how to build, install, and run coLinux on Linux.

Does anyone have an idea how to do this or where I can find out how to do this?


EDIT ======================
Here is the colinux home page:

Thats what Cooperative Linux is...


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Old 01-05-2007, 04:37 AM   #2
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Hmm... not sure what colinux is, but I spotted the following lines in my kernel's .config file that seem to refer to co-operation / pre-emption of the kernel:

# CONFIG_PREEMPT is not set

I found that setting CONFIG_PREEMPT and compiling and testing the kernel results in significant stutter and IO lag on my setup. Pre-empt voluntary (as indicated above) seems to be the best choice. Maybe all you need to do is recompile your kernel and play with these settings?
Old 01-07-2007, 03:14 AM   #3
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Anyone else with a valid response, please?

Old 01-07-2007, 04:17 AM   #4
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Ahh. Isn't colinux a method of running a linux distro on WINDOWS without a virtual PC?

If you are already running linux, then you are, um, already running linux...
Old 01-07-2007, 05:47 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by xxAlk3XKidXx
Anyone else with a valid response, please?
First: You could have first pointed us to the right page: instead of the site main pages.

Second: you should try to run CoLinux on top of Debian as documented there before experimenting variants.

Third: you should tell more about what you did and where you failed or were stopped because of lacking documentation, your question is too vague and wide (build, install and run).
Old 01-07-2007, 08:48 PM   #6
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I was going to do this to see if I could actually pull it off. I want to be able to run coLinux just like it is run in Windows XP. I know for a fact that it will run faster than VMware will. I ran it on a box with 256MB RAM. I know it says the X server apps will be slower than a native install, which is a given. The whole point of this is to get a faster running virtual machine.

So that leads to what I posted previously. I know coLinux has been successfully installed and used on Linux. (Like you said Debian but 3.0) I am going to run it on Debian 4.0 and I just wanted to see what other people thought about it and find out for myself if it can be done. Specifically my questions are:

Will I have to compile the daemon from source?
How do I build it?-- It doesn't say the specifics of the build process.
Are there modules I will need to run coLinux with a 2.6.18 kernel?
Finally, will the networking be setup similar to the setup for windows?

I'm mainly just trying to collect information/opinions/thoughts from other Linux users. I'm not trying to get someone to do this for me,thats all.




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