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Run Both Linux and Win 2K in the same PC at the same time

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Hi Expert,
My PC already install with Linux and Win2K, but I only can run one OS at one time.
How to set my PC to be able to run both Linux and Win2K at the same time. So that I can switch to Linux or Win2K as and when I want to use it without the need to restart the PC.
Thank you very much.
OMLOO
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by:dorward
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http://www.vmware.com/ - but it costs and you suffer a performance hit.
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by:omloo
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Is it configurable without getting the software?
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by:dorward
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It is not possible to run two oporating systems at once without some form of hardware emulation. As far as I know the only product to do this is VMWare (There is another package which only supports Windows 98 IIRC).
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by:ToniVR
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Another (costly) solution, is Win4Lin. You can then install Windows under Linux, and run Windows in a window on your Linux desktop.
But it requires an installation of Windows UNDER Linux.
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by:dorward
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Win4Lin isn't a solution to the problem, it will not run Windows 2000, only Microsoft Windows 95/98

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by:paulnz
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This is a age old problem, when OS/2 could run win3.11 and then 95 came out. Apart from developers why would you want to run two OS's  on the same machine at the same time? If its just the apps you want try Wine or vmware. You can get a lite version of it but then I wouldn't use it for Win2k or NT
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by:garboua
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paulnz,
i don't know why Omloo want to run two os, but running two os are convien for some folks.  
1.  if your organiza require you to run NT to connect to their email, and they don't want you to use tradeClient, you can run NT on a virtual machine -- if you absul refuse win apps.
2.  you can run two Linux operating system on one machine to develop those application , require a restart to test without risking crashes or system break down, suck as kernel development.
omloo,
I agree with dorward about vmware.  it is easy to install, quick and easy. your machine will not suffer if you have a super Duper box.
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by:hthukral
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as far as I know u can run only one operating system at one time but thru linux u can exchange copy files to ur windows system or use Win4Lin .

If you want to copy files from linux to windows it is only possible . That cna be done by following the simple procedure.


 make directory under /mnt logged as root

suppose u make Fun

it would look like this
/mnt/Fun

on the shell
give this command
 
mount -t vfat /dev/hda _____  /mnt/Fun

 _____ this resembles to on which ur Windows are installed . If u have more partitions u can do this process . If u want send deatiled info I will tell u the whole procedure.
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by:dorward
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hthukral,

he clearly states that he wants to access the OSs at the same time, not the files.

Win4Lin has already been mentioned... and shot down as it doesn't support Win 2k.



omloo,

have you recieved a suitable answer yet? Is so please give somebody some points. Otherwise please explain your problem further so we can help solve it.
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