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Old 06-26-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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running Linux with xp

Can I run xp and Linux at the same time on the same machine and hard drive?
Old 06-26-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by mandoair View Post
Can I run xp and Linux at the same time on the same machine and hard drive?
You could run Linux inside Windows (or Windows inside Linux) with a Virtual machine such as VMware or Microsoft Virtual PC.

Alternatively, if you need to run one Windows application or another in Linux, you may want to take a look at wine. It is an application that will allow you to run Windows application in Linux.
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Not exactly. You can dual boot between the two, but actually running together at the same time would require using a virtual machine. The problem there is that the OS running in the VM doesn't have full access to the computer's hardware, and as such won't perform nearly as well.
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You can try QEMU with its GUI frontends like qtqemu and pyqemu. But why would you like to run a crappy OS like WinXP with virtualisation in Linux ? First do a rethink on the applications required
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Originally Posted by mandoair View Post
Can I run xp and Linux at the same time on the same machine and hard drive?
Look at coLinux. I used it to cross-compile kernels for an AMCC PowerPC board.

It was not as fast or convenient as having a separate build machine, but it was faster than Cygwin.


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