Seamless integration of coLinux

2004-06-05
2013-05-09
  • Hi,

    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 ;))

    schlenz

     
    • Ben
      Ben
      2004-06-07

      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.

      Thanks,

      Nom

       
    • Ben
      Ben
      2004-07-05

      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.

      Nom

       
    • user222
      user222
      2004-10-11

      PLEASE!!!??? POST THE BATCH FILE!!!

      PLEEEEEEEASE!!!???

       
    • user222
      user222
      2004-10-12

      WHY ISNT ANYONE ANSWERING ME!!!

       
      • Go to the wiki page. It is all described there.

         
        • Michael Crump
          Michael Crump
          2004-11-04

          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?