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ramy.m
25th May 2006, 09:54 AM
hello there
i am started using linux due to graduation project software which were linux based
but most of my other work i do on MS-Windows the proplem is when i am using windows i'd like to take something (eg. snap shot of my work result for my presentation) or try something on linux but i have restart my pc and login linux instead of windows save or do the thing i want then return windows again :mad:
so here comes the questions:Is there is a way to start my installed linux on windows as a virtual machine?!
i focus on "MY INSTALLED LINUX" not any virtual linux as on mine certain software are installed
thanx in advance

ccrvic
25th May 2006, 09:58 AM
Is there is a way to start my installed linux on windows as a virtual machine?!

Yes.

You might prefer to start Windows on Linux, though - FC5 has good support for Xen.

But you'll find it all a lot easier just to find a bit of FAT32 space somewhere and use it to post snapshots between the two OSes...

Vic.

ramy.m
25th May 2006, 10:09 AM
But you'll find it all a lot easier just to find a bit of FAT32 space somewhere and use it to post snapshots between the two OSes...
Vic.
it is not snapshots only
by the way i am using openSuse 10

ccrvic
25th May 2006, 10:26 AM
it is not snapshots only

The advice still stands.


by the way i am using openSuse 10

Odd that you come to the Fedora forum for advice then... Never mind - Suse also has support for Xen (although I couldn't tell you how successful it is, as I don't use Suse).

Vic.

mndar
25th May 2006, 10:31 AM
Try out Cooperative Linux http://www.colinux.org/
I've used it in the past and the performance is satifactory. The installation most of the times goes smoothly.

What CoLinux essentially does is run Linux (either a HDD install or an Image of the Linux partition) in a window. This becomes a Virtual PC.
The Virtual PC and your Windows OS are connected over a Virtual LAN. Its a nice concept.

psyklops
25th May 2006, 10:32 AM
i've been using VMWare Workstation 5.5 (http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/) on FC5 x86_64 to run Windows (mainly for printer driver and printer app support only). Works great

ramy.m
26th May 2006, 12:20 PM
What CoLinux essentially does is run Linux (either a HDD install or an Image of the Linux partition) in a window. This becomes a Virtual PC.
The Virtual PC and your Windows OS are connected over a Virtual LAN. Its a nice concept.
i installe it but i don't know how to deal with it
can you give me a hand or is there any reference website

mndar
26th May 2006, 08:08 PM
Wiki to the rescue
http://wiki.colinux.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page

pparks1
26th May 2006, 09:19 PM
Is there is a way to start my installed linux on windows as a virtual machine?!
Yes, check out vmware server....its now FREE! www.vmware.com


You might prefer to start Windows on Linux, though
If you are used to Windows and are more comfortable with Windows, I would suggest running it the other way around as you requested.

I have Windows on my primary workstation at work, but I live and work in VMWare server all day long. It's great for running Linux, in my opinion.

bob
26th May 2006, 09:22 PM
(moved to General Support)

sailor
26th May 2006, 09:53 PM
Another option is the vmplayer software....I am currently using vmplayer and the Ubuntu "browser appliance" image...works quite well...
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/