running windows 98 and linux on 2 seperate desktops in LAN

Posted on 2005-05-15
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have currently a LAN with 2 pcs runnning win98/98 SE respectively. I want to migrate from win to linux, but for the purpose of maintaining the the win software I want to set up 1 with linux also being running as webserver and the other running win98se and connected in a LAN to the other.
My question are as follows:
1) is this at all possible and if so what are the problems
2) can I the acces all files from the win98 pc  on the linux pc and vice versa?

3) any advice on how to practically going about the migration as there is a lot of files to get transferred.

PS: I have no experience non what so ever with linux - but am fed up with the stability and crashes of win
Question by:xpertdk
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    Accepted Solution

    1.) Yes it's all possible, the only problem would be setting up the routing and stuff (if you don't have network experience, otherwise, everything should go nicely)
    2.) yes with the help of a samba server and client on linux
    3.) Transfer the files you need to the 2nd computer, get the 1st computer linuxified then transfer the files back by using smb

    PS: We're all fed up with windows ;-)

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    Expert Comment

    Another option:

    You can make your windows systems duel boot.
    you can mount your windows partition in linux
    copy the files to linux
    and if you dont want your windows anymore.. format it as linux partition to use from linux.


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