[clug] 'Windows Installers' - Debian and Ubuntu

Jim Watson jim at amarooas.com.au
Wed Apr 18 05:04:31 GMT 2007

On 18/04/2007, at 2:36 PM, Jim Watson wrote:

> steve jenkin wrote:
>> In <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution>, there is  
>> this piece:
>> "Installation through an existing platform
>> "Most recently, a Windows installer for Ubuntu Linux was  
>> developed. This
>> allows for one to download and install a Linux distribution  
>> without the
>> need for a hard drive partition or the need for an installation  
>> CD, thus
>> allowing for the option to easily dual boot between either operating
>> system on the same hard drive without losing data. This was  
>> followed by
>> the release of a Windows installer for Debian. Neither projects have
>> been expressly endorsed by the vendors of either distribution as of
>> January 2007."
>> Anyone in CLUG actually *tried* this stuff firsthand??
>> Is it bogus, or does it work well?
>> regards
>> s
>  I tried something like this 10 years ago.
> I vaguely recall linux booted by running a windows executable file,  
> maybe an early lilo?
> Also the umsdos file system could be shared by linux and windows on  
> the same machine

Now i remember - it was loadlin



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