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Old 08-10-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Switching between windows and SuSE

i have just reacently installed linux on my pc, i have been playing around w/ it some, but i still use windows as my priminary os, so everytime i need to switch from linux to windows i have to restart my comp, is there a way to switch between these two os's w/out having to reboot??? PS: the two os's are on two different hard drives,
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:58 PM   #3
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There is a program called VMWARE that will allow you to run windows inside linux. i think there is a similar product that is free as well. There is also a program called winForLin which will run windows 98 inside linux.

What programs are you stuck with? Maybe wine can run them.
Old 08-11-2004, 12:02 AM   #4
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No. When your PC boots up, it needs to load an operating system into memory, but it can't load both Linux and Windows into memory simultaneously. There are emulators available, such as VMware, which allow you to run Windows programs from within Linux, but practically speaking, it's either one OS or the other.

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