Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

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Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby Andy Mack » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:14 am

I found this tutorial late last night and thought I'd share it.

Heres a screenshot of my desktop to show it works.

Link to tutorial is http://news.softpedia.com/news/Unite-Wi ... 8535.shtml

Screenshot of my desk is Image

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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby Husse » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:24 am

And you mean that this will eliminate the need for Wine?
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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby Andy Mack » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:00 pm

In a way yes and no. The Virtual XP does not interact with Linux like Wine.
It can be connected through a samba like folder share to copy files from one to the other but thats it, it is still a virtual machine cut off from the mains.

Sorry i'm having a hard time explaining this hahaha.

It is Virtual Box but with full screen/no borders, XP taskbar, Linux desktop without the need to switch between using Mint then clicking into VB to use XP.

I'll have a longer think and try to describe better.

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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby Jesse » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:58 pm

I can't get Windows to authenticate for some reason. I put in my code but it tells me its bad. The code worked fine when I installed windows on another partition yesterday. Any idea what could cause this?

Jesse

Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby Jesse » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:18 pm

Ok nevermind, apperently you can only install XP a few times before Microsoft Invalidates your key and you have to activate by telephone. I got it working. This is another reason why i really dont like Microsoft. That makes about 120497124 reasons

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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby Husse » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:24 am

That makes about 120497124 reasons

No more? :lol:
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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby piratesmack » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:06 pm

Jesse wrote:Ok nevermind, apperently you can only install XP a few times before Microsoft Invalidates your key and you have to activate by telephone. I got it working. This is another reason why i really dont like Microsoft. That makes about 120497124 reasons



Really?

I did have trouble getting Windows Vista to activate in virtualbox, but that was because I had already activated it on my real PC.

Not sure why microsoft expects me to buy another copy of Vista just to run it in Virtualbox, though.

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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby proxima_centauri » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:42 pm

Andy Mack wrote:In a way yes and no. The Virtual XP does not interact with Linux like Wine.
It can be connected through a samba like folder share to copy files from one to the other but thats it, it is still a virtual machine cut off from the mains.


It must be possible to have an XP hard install and a virtual linux overtop of it much the same way no?
Then there would be no need for wine since XP is the main OS.
I think i'll try that out now.

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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby Andy Mack » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:16 pm

I haven't tried it myself but cant see why it wont work proxima_centauri

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Re: Use Linux & Windows At The Same Time!!

Postby proxima_centauri » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:29 pm

Finished what I set out to do. Have host XP machine running LinuxMint5 seamlessly overtop. Here's a shot.

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...cool


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