I'm thinking about buying Win Vista and running my Linux distri cooperatively. I have 4 GB RAM, which are not completely supported by the 32bit version of Win. I wondered whether colinux can use parts of the RAM that Win cannot due to it's 32bit address-limitations, so that all the RAM is used by any system. Possible?
Thanks and greetings,
Dr Bill C Riemers
Unfortunately not. As far as hardware is concerned coLinux is just another application. coLinux only has access to the RAM available to Windows.
Have you considered instead just running Linux, and use Wine or virtualization to run Windows?
Sure, but unfortunately my experiences with wine were not the best. Maybe I just have to invest more time in the configuration.
Apart from the applications I would like to use my nice Canon MP600R with that machine, but in Linux printing is only supported by commercial drivers and scanning not at all. I don't think virtualization would help me with that, would it?
Maybe dualboot is the unperfect solution and I use Win only when necessary and live with the restricted RAM ...
virtualization can usually redirect USB ports. This can be an option, you can give it a try. In this case, the driver runs on the guest system and you barely have a transport layer on the host.