Install Linux from within Windows

Gaden, Tim
August 2006
APC (Bauer Media Group);Aug2006, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p14
The article presents information on the installation of Linux on a Windows machine, using the software Instlux. Instlux is an open source application that installs Linux on a Windows machine. There is no longer a need to boot the PC from its CD-ROM. For Instlux one needs a PC running Windows that is connected to the internet. There should be partitions to accommodate Linux. Currently only Ubuntu 5.10 or OpenSuSE 10.0 are supported by Instlux 4.0. Instlux can mount both the software from a CD-ROM or retrieve from the internet. The process of installation is very simple. One needs to download the right EXE file from the internet . After running it, the user is asked to reboot the computer and Linux gets installed. The developer's goal is to make the software a complete Windows-to-Linux migration tool which will gather all the system and user information stored on Windows and write them into the Linux installation for the user.


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