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How Can You Install Windows Inside Of Linux (suse-10)

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#1 thing


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Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:26 PM

How can you install Windows XP SP 2 Professional inside of Linux (SUSE-10)?
Does anyone know how, I heard it can be done.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:34 PM

yes, it can be done. It's long and a huge pain in the butt. The problem you have mainly...is Windows boot manager will erase your (Grub or Lilo...I can't remember which suse uses) linux bootmanager. Which means you have to reinstall it afterwards. I did it once...about a year ago (no SP's) and it took me days to sort out what windows screwed up. You're easiest bet...and I honestly hate to say it...Is install windows, use a suse live cd to make sure your file system is still in tact, then reinstall your boot loader and make sure it detects both XP and Suse...

BTW, why would you want too?
If someone tells you to su rm -rf /
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 03:25 PM

you could do it by installing and using vmware.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 02:57 AM

Like acidburned said. VmWare is easy to use and will let you set up XP from within Linux. VmWare will give you a 30 day trial of their workstation. You need the workstation to create what is called an appliance (XP within Suse). After the 30 day trial, you can still use the VMware Player which is free. You'll still be able to use your XP appliance.

A couple notes. Once you've installed VMWare you'll have to run VMware-config. You might as well goggle and install the "any-any-update" before you run the config. Also, make sure you use YaST to install the kernel sources files before installing VMware.

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