Is there anyway to install linux onto a partition without leaving the windows environment.
Posted on 2004-01-11 06:36:04 by ENF
Posted on 2004-01-11 06:42:49 by Hiroshimator
hehe that is why I want to install linux so I can run vmware on it :D
Posted on 2004-01-11 06:45:04 by ENF
vmware on linux? (Use boch, aparently they are reworking... or some??, at less I read, we have runing 2 times more fast or some), dunno, but they have new snapshot in this month bochs notes

By the way, you can use redhat, insert the disck of redhat, (the first) read the docs, also have a autorun, then you will see how to intall redhat with linux. (I dont do in this way) but what I remember is that you needd first defrag your disck (for not lost data), then the installer of rh will partition your disck and install there, like a normal installation (you need restart)

Is that what you whant?
Posted on 2004-01-11 07:42:30 by rea
Heh, bochs isn't really an alternative to vmware... can it even allow direct partition access? If not, it's not much use for doing a linux install while running windows.

hehe that is why I want to install linux so I can run vmware on it :D

Why not run vmware under windows and run lunix through that?
Posted on 2004-01-11 07:50:12 by f0dder

Why not run vmware under windows and run lunix through that?

Because this is a 9x system wich won't run vmware, I am going to install linux and then install the linux version of vmware onto the linux partition (wich will then emulate windows).

The reason for my problem is that I can't burn a linux CD because my cd burner is beyond repair. so I am looking for someway to install it without booting from CD.
I've tried bochs and it ran slow also crashed a lot, wasn't the cvs snapshot though.
Posted on 2004-01-11 08:28:32 by ENF
Eeek, 9x :eek:
Posted on 2004-01-11 09:13:35 by f0dder
Eeek ?

So many of my clients run on Win9x (95B and 98SE) mostly have P1/133 or P2/266 and there is no way i will ever be able to convince them to upgrade 100+ PC's to win2K/XP standards... if i will try i will loose the contracts :grin:

After all IF Office 2.x up to 6.x run VB 6 runs, VC 6.0 runs Vfox 5.o runs ...
Why do you need Win2K for you applications :-? they ask me?

Many clients are very slowly moving to XP/win2k but one PC at a time not the whole bunch, so i usually end up with my application having to run on 20 Win9x, 3 Win2K and 1 WinXP :grin:

External telecomuting clients almost everytime ask for ONLY winXP and Win2k and eventually test and make it run on Win9x ... So i have to install ALL OSes on my PC's here and i do NOT have the money for a WMVare license...

So i can easyly understand ENF
Posted on 2004-01-11 09:41:47 by BogdanOntanu
somewhat off-topic but xfdisk is an awesome fdisk + bootmanager to use for booting multiple windows OSes on 1 disk (has partition hiding and everything)
Posted on 2004-01-11 14:06:00 by Hiroshimator
now I have the problem of not being able to resize my windows partition, is there a freeware utility that can do this?
Posted on 2004-01-11 23:27:15 by ENF
i don't remember, maybe virtualPC run in 95, i try it some time ago an d it worked fine.
Posted on 2004-01-12 01:39:14 by Bit7
thank you I will take a look
Posted on 2004-01-12 02:20:17 by ENF
You can install SUSE from Internet if you have a Broadband connection, I think that Debian is able to do it too.
You must create de boot disks and then just download the whole distribution, I did it at work and it works perfectly (I've downloaded SUSE).

Posted on 2004-01-12 02:40:24 by Eternal Idol Birmingham
if it's fat32 you could try parted
Posted on 2004-01-12 07:44:06 by Hiroshimator
My suggestion would be to use a LIVE Cd if your contemplating making a switch between windows and linux. You don't have to install anything, runs off the CD so it will give you a good idea of what it's environment is really like.
Posted on 2004-01-13 17:41:04 by kevinj will install in windows but it needs a partition of its own

if I recall correctly (older) mandrake had something called lin4win that could be used to install linux (and run it from) 1 big file on your normal fat drive.

just checked a mandrake 8.2 CD and it has lnx4win :)
maybe 9 has it as well
Posted on 2004-01-13 17:57:41 by Hiroshimator
thanx hiro that is exacly what I was looking for :)
Posted on 2004-01-13 23:39:13 by ENF