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Jodi Thomson jodi@w...
Fri Sep 26 13:12:11 NZST 2003

It's been a while since I've played with it but Peanut linux may do the
job. Can be installed on an existing windows partition

Jodi W. Anderson, Mr (BA, A+, MCP) - Computer Systems Consultant
Waikato University Library - Computing Operations Group
Ph: +64 7 838 4323
email: jodi@w...

"Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've
forgotten this before."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John R. McPherson [mailto:jrm21@c...] 
> Sent: Friday, 26 September 2003 1:10 p.m.
> To: wlug
> Subject: Re: [wlug] linux within windows
> 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.
> John

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