[lug] NTFS for windows emulators and an OT comment

Jason W. Strnad jasons at ehlokitty.org
Tue Oct 15 11:18:24 MDT 2002

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VMWare, can read a raw partition and boot it up into an emulated x86 
system.  VMWare is not the most lightweight solution (or cheapest) but 
it would be as close to a guaranteed solution at you'll get.

If your app loads under WINE (many apps do) you can use it as a 
separate install or run it from the NTFS filesystem, but be cautious, 
as Linux has limited (read: dangerous) write support for NTFS.

Other options, based on your needs might be BOCHS or Plex86, but those 
may not be flexible or sufficiently completed to be of use to you.

- -jasons

On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 11:03 AM, Scott Herod wrote:

> Hello,
> I have recently received some windows software that I would like to 
> use.
> I have a dual boot machine with NT on a separate drive which is 
> formatted
> with NTFS.  I would really like to be able to use the sofware without
> having to boot back and forth between linux ( which I usually run ) and
> NT.  Can I place the software on my NT partition and access it with 
> any of
> the emulators?  Speaking of emulators, is WINE the one of choice?
> On a separate subject, OT but somewhat related to last Thursdays talk, 
> the
> Camera had a blurb today announcing ten new Wallace and Grommit short
> films.
> Woo Hoo!
> Scott
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