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Old 08-26-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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Question viewing linux files from windows box

Hi all,

I have my linux partition (SUSE 9.3) set up for local web development.
My (other) windows partition is not BUT it contains MS IE7 which does not run at all well in linux using wine / cabextract.

How can I run my web apps from my windows machine ?


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Old 08-26-2009, 08:59 AM   #2
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Look into Virtualbox -- you could either run a copy of Windows within Linux (recommended), or Linux from within Windows (not as stable/secure/fast). This is not like Wine -- you are hosting a full operating system "inside" of another, so the virtual copy of windows will be able to run any windows software, including IE7, and your host OS (Linux) will be able to run it's web apps at the same time.

Old 08-28-2009, 04:20 AM   #3
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Hi There.

I have installed Virtualbox on my linux box but I am prompted for a windows intall disk in order to run windows withim the VM ...

How can I run my existing windows (the other partition) OS without installing it again ?


Steven M


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