On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 01:05:35PM +1200, David Nicholls wrote:
Basically my problem is this:
I have an academic who is running win2k. He also has just purchased a
scientific program that runs in linux. However he also does not want to
have to dual-boot or purchase anthing more. Thinking along these lines
as far as both he and I could remember, mandrake
allowed you to create
an image that you could load to from within windows and was doing a lot
of marketing on this ability a while back. I haven't seen anything more
about this on their site, so I don't know about this anymore.
In the end I just need to know if it can be done with any of the distros
rather than a VM of some sort.
Ah, academics eh?
an early way to run linux was to run it from dos, using the loadlin.exe
program. However, that is pretty much equivalent to dual booting.
I would suggest that he runs the linux software remotely on linux
machine and use an X server for windows to access the remote machine
and view the result.
The cygwin xfree86 port works very well.