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Re: [vox] Installing Linux in a file inside a Windows parition (WasRe: Need to use a computer running Linux for 1-2 hours)
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Re: [vox] Installing Linux in a file inside a Windows parition (WasRe: Need to use a computer running Linux for 1-2 hours)



That's me typing too fast
386, not 285 ... sorry.
Christopher James McKenzie wrote:
> It's called BasLin ... it runs on a 285+ with 3MB of RAM.  It has MGR 
> and X.  It's still pretty usable.
> 
> Gabriel G. Rosa wrote:
>> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 11:28:26AM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 09:35:09PM -0700, Gabriel G. Rosa wrote:
>>>> I'd recommend saving media, and going with QEMU[1] or Virtualbox[2]
>>>> (both of which run on windows) and installing a throw-away 
>>>> distribution[3]
>>> I hear that Ubuntu's installer now comes with a feature that lets you 
>>> use
>>> some space in your Windows partition as a 'host' for your Linux 
>>> installation,
>>> therefore removing the need to repartition the drive, or install a 
>>> second
>>> drive.  That's pretty hot.
>>>
>>> Anyone got a link to the technology behind that? (I'm guessing it's not
>>> Ubuntu-specific, but just something they happen to be using and 
>>> touting.)
>>>
>>
>> Heh. I remember being able to do something similar in 1996 on some
>> floppy-based distro I don't even remember the name of. You could put the
>> entire install in a DOS directory, and it would do some translation magic
>> to map it to look like a unix fs. You could boot directly from DOS too
>> (or use a boot floppy).
>>
>> That's about all I remember.
>>
>> -Gabe
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