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Old 07-19-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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dual booting with apache2 and mysql

I dual boot windows2K and Debian 3.1 etch.

I want to have apache, php, and mysql set up on both windows and linux side. And I would like to use the same files. The same html files, mysql, etc.

I almost, sort-of, kinda, had this setup by using xampp on both sides. I had the html and php files all on a fat32 partition. One problem is, with xampp, if you change the default directory, everything kinda blows up in your face.

I am using ext2fs on the windows side, I labeled the Linux partion as "L:" Could I set up apache on windows to use the L:\var\www as tje default?

Any ideas helpful, thanks.
Old 07-19-2006, 11:21 AM   #2
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You could try configuring everything in Windows, and then symlinking from Linux. No idea if it'll work but you could give it a try.
Old 07-19-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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Frankly, Im not very enamored with the ext2fs driver in Windows, but the new version of the *nix NTFS driver seems really solid. I would suggest that you configure everything in Windows, and then mount your partition on Linux and set your nix directories to the windows files. However, I think that this is an exceedingly bad idea, prone to errors and maybe impossible. I would suggest you drop the windows sql database (especially since youre not even running a server in windows!), and use apache2 and mysql in linux.
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Thanks for the replies.

FYI: only msft thinks that win2k-pro can't be a web-server, ftp server, or database server. Apache, MySQL, and any number of ftp servers, work just fine on desktop windows, I do it all the time. Run Xampp on windows xp, or win2k, if you don't believe me. You don't need a server version of windows to run an email server either.

Now, getting mysql on both sides to use the same database files, may be tricky.

FWIW: for a long time, I used Thunderbird on both windows and linux, and kept the email files on a sererate fat32 partition. Both sides accessed the email files just fine. I also know that I can get my html and php files to work on either side. MySQL . . . I'm not so sure about.


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