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Old 01-17-2005, 12:07 AM   #1
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Running a windows program from windows partition, on linux, possible?

Hello all. I have a quick question, I am not sure if this is possible or not but I figure its worth a try. I am running Slackware 10 on my laptop which is a duel boot with Windows XP.

My question is this. Is there a program out there which will let me mount my Windows partition and then run a program that is installed on the windows partition? I know this is possible if I had the installation CD for the program cause I could use Wine or VMware.

Basically its not possible to reinstall this program onto my linux partition. is it possible to run the version which resides on the windows partition?

Thanks for any input or help anyone has on this matter

Old 01-17-2005, 12:18 AM   #2
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I doubt it, if the filesystem is NTFS then definitely no. You might be able to get Wine to use the Windows partition as it's fake C: drive but you'd be pushing sh!t uphill...

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:56 AM   #3
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All Windows programs I need to run, that are currently installed on my Windows partition I execute through Wine - but then again, my Windows partition is FAT32
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Originally posted by DJ P@CkMaN
I doubt it, if the filesystem is NTFS then definitely no. You might be able to get Wine to use the Windows partition as it's fake C: drive but you'd be pushing sh!t uphill...
It depends on the program. I don't expect NTFS to be a problem unless the program must write to it's c:\ (If it does require rw access, I wouldn't want a wine app writing to my windows partition anyway).
Old 01-18-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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You might be able to do this by copying JUST the files that the program modifies to your Linux partition and then creating SymLinks for all the rest in the fake Windoze drive for your Wine installation...

You'd have to know an aweful lot about your program though...


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