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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:32 pm    Post subject: emulating installed gentoo on WindowsXP at Fat32 Reply with quote

Hello
I think I described my question pretty good...

I'm sitting here on an Athlon2400+. On my hda (where I am now) my WindowsXP at FAT32 (I havn't had the time yet, to convert it to NTFS). On hdb there are 3 partitions that form my gentoo
I installed it really like it's described in the documentation. For my hdb2 i'm using ReiserFS.
And now to my question. Is there a way to emulate that Gentoo on it's harddrive over my XP so I can switch.
Performance is more or less equal. I just have (or want) to keep my XP system up...

Does anyone of you know how to do that?

Thank you for reading and maybe thinking about

and sorry for my bad english. It's not my native language
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can try vmware, it allows you to run other operating systems: in your case, run gentoo linux on windows xp. still, i think that would require you to install linux again (inside the virtual machine). i also think they provide a tool for this migration process, but i'm not sure... but finally (and personaly) it kind works pretty well, but i kinda don't like vmware. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasn't there that thing about vmware, that it isn't cheap?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can try the evaluation. about the price, that depends on your definition of "cheap". still, you can check out the prices on their website.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're better off reformatting hdb and not installing Linux. Even if you do ever actually decide to use Linux exclusively, you'll still probably be a burden on the community.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theres a windows version of qemu..
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always tried qemu, but it just can boot an img from my hda.
And using exclusively Linux isn't really possible. There are a lot of compatibility things.
And I don't think that it's possible to work in Linux completely Like in Windows. because some things like CorelDraw don't have a Linux-Port...
It isn't possibe for miy advertising-company. But running a Linux is really interesting...

So, hmmmm, I'll try vmware...

thanks a lot...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corel Draw and PhotoPaint run in Wine, but they suck. :)
Have you tried Gimp?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I tried gimp. The Win-Port. It's quite good.
But CorelDraw is really neccesary. Design is my mayority-income. And I think that Freehand sucks...

thank you for your help. I'm working on getting a vmware...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

corel draw run under wine, depends of your needs is vector graphics, inkscape and sodipodi does a nice job.
You can boot linux and try run corel draw already installed in your xp with wine
with colinux you can run gentoo from your windows xp, but you need to reinstall gentoo inside a windows partition(i mean inside colinux).
colinux, gentoo and vnc can run windows and linux side by side at the same time in the same machine.
there is a lot of docs about colinux in these forums.
colinux acts very close vmware, and is totally free.
i'm running a minimal debian install with colinux (no X) and it uses only 12Mb ram, much better than vmware IMHO
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yesterday I tried to boot my gentoo partition in vmware under windows.
It booted perfectly except for the fact that there was something with the network setting.

Startx gave me an error though: no screens found so I suppose I would have to edit my xorg.conf for that.

I used vmware 5 beta which is (was?) downloadable for free.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problems. I think I'll boot the liveCD to find out, which kernelsupport I have to install, to run the network...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might have some luck with colinux, not sure if it works in the way you want though. It seems you can though:
http://www.colinux.org/wiki/index.php/coLinuxFAQ#A3
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dup of this thread.
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