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HOWTO: Run a Linux Live CD ISO Inside Windows

Posted by Luigi on May 28, 2007

Too impatient to burn your iso image file to a CD and try your newly downloaded distro? here’s a not-less-than-1-minute howto to run your Live CD inside Windows. :)

“not-less-than-1-minute” = assuming you have downloaded and installed all necesarry files.

Here is the originial link: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/beginners-guide-run-linux-like-any-other-program-in-windows.html

Here is my summarized version:

1. Download and install vmware player from http://www.vmware.com/download/player/ and extract this config file to any desired folder to run live CDs from http://linux.wolphination.com/data/OS.zip

2. Open the file named OS.vmx (VMWare Configuration File, 1Kb) with notepad.

3. On the line that says “C:\Your file” change it to point to your linux live cd iso file. For example, mine is D:\OS\pclinuxos-2007 since i copy pasted my file to where i extracted the OS zip files.

note: do not delete the double quotes when you edit the file

4. Now click on OS.vmx to start your “live cd booting”.

5. Have fun. :)

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