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Old 12-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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Running a Linux distro on Windows


Please, it is possible to run a Linux distro on Windows in the same manner as running from a live USB or live CD without using a virtual machine?

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Old 12-04-2016, 01:10 PM   #2
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VirtualBox?
 
Old 12-04-2016, 01:35 PM   #3
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Without a virtual machine

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VirtualBox?
Without a Virtual machine!
 
Old 12-04-2016, 01:45 PM   #4
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WinPE?
 
Old 12-04-2016, 02:13 PM   #5
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Please, it is possible to run a Linux distro on Windows in the same manner as running from a live USB or live CD without using a virtual machine?
I always think it is sorta funny when someone poses a somewhat impossible question. How can I have dinner without eating any food?
Of course, the way to run a live CD or USB would be to do that. And the way to either install a distribution or run a live CD in Windows would be to use a virtual machine. What are you seeking to do that both of those are unacceptable?
 
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #6
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Puppy linux on a DVDRW disc is one way.

AntiX or MX live persistent flash drive.

Take a look at

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don't think anyone has got Puppy to work from a DVD-RAM, but Puppy works great from every other kind of DVD. I've been running Puppy from a multisession DVD+RW in a computer without a hard disk drive for years.

First, burn a standard Puppy CD with whatever burning program you have that will work. Then, boot the Puppy CD and use Menu -> Multimedia -> Burniso2cd to burn the Puppy iso of your choice to a DVD. (A DVD+RW is good to start with, because you don't need to blank it before Burniso2cd will burn something new on it. DVD-RW have to be blanked first. Of course, you can use a DVD-R or +R if that's all you have. Smile )

When you boot the DVD you burned with Burniso2cd, then shut down, you will be given the option to save to the CD (or DVD in this case.) Choosing that option will create a multisession DVD. After that, booting from the DVD, Puppy doesn't look for save files on a hard disk but uses settings saved on the DVD.
If you put the Puppy save file on lets say "C" drive. The DVD will find that also. Puppy loads in ram so it will run fast.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...fb39d58cc9e1ec

Then there is <Debian Based Linux>

Legacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC4SmhsG3K0

UEFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJmukS-bSxw

But, if misunderstood and you want both Windows and Linux running at the same time on a desktop/monitor? Without VM. Nope. Nada.
Not gonna happen. Title of thread should have been then.

"Can I run Linux while I am running Windows on my desktop without using VM?"

Edit: Closest I can come up with is

http://www.webminal.org/

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Old 12-04-2016, 04:38 PM   #7
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Win10 has an optional "Windows Subsystem for Linux" - i.e bash shell - that I find sufficient. Has awk and perl - what else do you need ?.
 
Old 12-05-2016, 06:51 AM   #8
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Please, it is possible to run a Linux distro on Windows in the same manner as running from a live USB or live CD without using a virtual machine?
if you mean running a full blown Linux OS on a USB Stick , then yes. I have a done so.
 
Old 12-05-2016, 06:56 AM   #9
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Thank you very much.
 
Old 12-05-2016, 07:32 AM   #10
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You could also look at cygwin:
https://cygwin.com/
 
Old 12-05-2016, 07:44 AM   #11
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Win10 has an optional "Windows Subsystem for Linux" - i.e bash shell - that I find sufficient. Has awk and perl - what else do you need ?.
Better security... C compiler, debugger, libraries, database....
 
Old 12-05-2016, 06:28 PM   #12
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If you mean running linux at the same time then you'd need something like Co-linux. Assuming no vm of any kind.

To run other than a VM you'd need some way to boot the system. Only way's I know are vm (many forms), direct boot, and co-linux.

Forms of vm would be like virtualbox, services for unix/subsystem, running a vm off a web site in a java vm, running off a web site like SuseStudio, and maybe others.
 
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Better security...
Dream on
As for the rest I'll have to look at apt when next I bother to boot Win10 ... :shrug:
 
Old 12-07-2016, 09:23 PM   #14
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I second the suggestion of Cygwin. It's really easy to install. Just remember if you need to add a package later, simply run the installer again to add them.


Cygwin -- It makes Windows bearable again.
https://www.cygwin.com/
 
  


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