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[SOLVED] Want to install Windows 8 Release Preview ISO
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2012, 01:24    Post subject:  

Quote:
and fun to play with


With a non root Fatdog 600 in beta1
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=634005#634005
A Raspberry Pi awaiting a jam session
http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1396

and other excitement, no time for Microsoft Wink

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puppy_apprentice


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2012, 05:29    Post subject:  

@Karl Godt

maybe u can try this - VBoot Port Driver:
http://www.vmlite.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=177
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d4p


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2012, 11:39    Post subject:  

Why VBoot Port Driver?

"WinVBlock is a free and open source Windows driver for using virtual disks."

I use WinVBlock and really work for XP, Win7 & Win8
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puppy_apprentice


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2012, 13:01    Post subject:  

i don't know why, it is only app example (or maybe solution for owner of this topic) from my side

if u describe your solution (or give good link with guide - everybody could use google, but it is nice to have direct link on the forum) for this topic owner of this topic will be happy i think
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2012, 13:57    Post subject:  

Yep virtual box or what this means i have not had the chance to run on my machines, i only know that they exist .

I am trying my own suggestion now, have cp the iso content to the partition, because everything inside it looks like if windows is installed fresh full to a partition . The boot* files seem to tell that there is AMD and Intel differences .

FWIW : I said i opened the iso by clicking on it, but had forgotten, that this has to be implemented manually to /usr/sbin/filemnt :

Code:
  elif [ "$Ext" = '4fs' ] ;then #v423 planning for the future!
   Type='ext4'
  elif [ "$Ext" = 'sfs' -o "$Ext" = 'squashfs' -o "$Ext" = 'sqfs' ] ;then
   Type='squashfs'
  elif [ "$Ext" = 'iso' ] ;then
   Type=`disktype "$imgFile" | grep -m1 'file system' |awk '{print $1}' |tr '[[:upper:]]' '[[:lower:]]'`
   [ "$Type" ] || Type='iso9660'
  # BK

using disktype command .
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2012, 15:19    Post subject:  

Just short : Yes it works : mounting the win .iso as loop device, copying the content onto an empty ntfs partition,
in grub swicthing to the commandline
grub> root (hd0,6)
grub> chainloader +1
grub> boot

that booted the windows files . Mouse is working, i had a menu to switch to console , but now i need help Cool Laughing
[and a better camera, was 50bucks some years ago, now i had seen them for 15]
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recobayu


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2012, 20:55    Post subject:  

thanks karl godt,
now i have so many puppy (lupu528,dpup,and slacko), ubuntu, and w8 in my laptop. i ask a permission to share this to my blog.
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marmalade


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun 2012, 09:50    Post subject:  

d4p wrote:


The bad things about win8:
...
-metro-look is not desktop user friendly


It's positively hostile to netbooks, my 1024x600 Dell Mini won't allow the Metro start screen to launch applications because there is a minimum screen size requirement (of 1024x768). Fortunately one can launch applications from Explorer in the old-fashioned way.

Other than that it's pretty and well polished, a pleasure to use. As it's free to use for the moment, there's no better value.
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