On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 12:03:11PM -0000, Dale Dunlea wrote:
> Hi All,
>> I run an XP laptop and I have a linux based product that I want to be
> able to demo on it. I'm considering a couple of options.
>> 1. Run VMware, or if anyone can point me in the right direction, a free
> alternative that runs on windows. Install the Linux system on VMware and
> run it from there. This seems like the easiest and safest way of doing
>> 2. Repartition my laptop for a dual-boot setup. Not quite as safe as the
> first option, and requeires an amount of work to safely repartition.
> Yes, I have my data backed up, but I still would rather avoid the risk
> of hosing my system and having to reinstall XP and all of the (many)
> apps I have installed on it.
>> 3. Make a Live CD that can boot my designer system. I can then demo this
> on my laptop, or indeed any other computer that happens to be lying
> around. Cons to this include the learning curve in building a Live CD,
> and also having to go out and get me a few re-writeable CDs to make it
> less expensive to release incremental improvements to the demo product.
>Does your product have requirements that aren't on a LiveCD? Use
a CD-R/W to find out ;)
remember, you can put an ext2 filesystem on a USB keyring too.
So if you had a live CD and a USB2 512M keyring, you'd be
sucking diesel. If you can guarantee the machine boots from USB,
there are a few distros that will run from a keyring (Damn Small
Linux, Feather I think, flonix has gone closed binary).
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