for the start : I love coLinux, it's exactly what I've searched for. Thanks for this lovely piece of software. It's leightweight, stable and miles more efficient than using VMWare.
Today I saw the new 0.61 release with the superb option to run coLinux as a Windows service - this was what I've been waiting for. It took me a little bit of time but now I think I've got a nearly seamless integration of coLinux with Windows.
Here are some screenshots.
Screenshot 1 : http://holzofenbuam.gotdns.com/images/misc/Screenshot1.png
I've got 2 desktop icons which start and stop the coLinux ahead with the Cygwin XWin server (two simple batch files).
Screenshot 2 : http://holzofenbuam.gotdns.com/images/misc/Screenshot2.png
When I double-click on the "start coLinux"-Icon, the coLinux-service gets started and also XWin and you get the gdm login window
Screenshot 3 : http://holzofenbuam.gotdns.com/images/misc/Screenshot3.png
I've configured xfce4 and Cygwin X to run "rootless", you see the xfce4 panel and two Mozilla windows. The left one is Mozilla running on Windows XP, the right one is Mozilla Firefox running inside coLinux - there's really no big difference (since I also used the XP theme of xfce4)
And when you want to exit coLinux, you simply double-click the "stop coLinux"-icon ;))
I have been waiting for coLinux to come out with a "brain-dead" installer for windows. However what you have written looks very interesting.
(Looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to make a such an installer from the screenshots you've shown!)
It would be great if you could tell us more about your installation and what you have written in the batch files.
I had a bit of time on my hands so I decided to install colinux. All went well, without any major problems....
This is a great piece of code.
PLEASE!!!??? POST THE BATCH FILE!!!
WHY ISNT ANYONE ANSWERING ME!!!
Go to the wiki page. It is all described there.
I have not been able to find a single complete howto that clearly describes the steps necessary to get the setup pictured and described by schlenz on the wiki. Is there such a howto and if so could someone please post the link here?