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Re: [school-discuss] Linux Distro Launching From MS Windows

The details of what you want/need are not completely clear to me, but
if you want to keep Windows, not repartion, etc., then Wubi might be
just what you're looking for.

Wikipedia entry here:

Ubuntu.com information here:

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM, Joel Kahn <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm looking for a fairly recent but *STABLE* distro that can
> be installed as a file/directory in a Microsoft Windows XP Pro
> system and then booted using a CD-ROM, DVD, or other
> removable media. I want to make sure that my current MS-Win
> setup doesn't get messed up; unfortunately, it's still required.
> Dynebolic has an in-MS install, but I don't want to mess with
> their current 3.00 beta offering--please remember that I'm
> aiming atÂ*STABILITY* ahead of all other considerations.
> My experience so far with multi-boot configurations and the
> like doesn't give me any confidence in them. The distro needs
> to run with *high* reliability and reasonable speed on a 2.6Ghz
> Celeron and 384 MB of available system RAM. It should also
> support scanning and printing with a Kodak ESP-3 multi-function.
> In addition, I have an old Iomega 100MB Zip drive attached.
> Maybe setting this up would be good experience for some
> hot-shot high school geek, but please do *lots* of debugging
> before you tell me its ready. Thanks in advance for any help.
> Joel

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