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How to run Fedora4 inside FTOSX 2004 ...
by Giovanni A. Orlando.



World, 2005-06-16.

One of the FTOSX 2004/5 characteristics is the possibility to run other operating systems inside others. It is also possible to create Image files where the entire Operating System can be included, moved and handled like a file.

Now, suppose you donwload the 4 Binary ISO CD for Fedora4.

So, you have:

[root@ftosx2004 ftosx-test]# ls -al
total 2601185
drwxrwxrwx  2 root     root           208 Jun 16 17:34 .
drwxr-xr-x  9 root     root           264 Jun 12 09:50 ..
-rwxrwxrwx  1 gorlando gorlando 665434112 Jun 16 12:44 FC4-i386-disc1.iso
-rwxrwxrwx  1 gorlando gorlando 668708864 Jun 16 12:46 FC4-i386-disc2.iso
-rwxrwxrwx  1 gorlando gorlando 668954624 Jun 16 12:47 FC4-i386-disc3.iso
-rwxrwxrwx  1 gorlando gorlando 660512768 Jun 16 12:49 FC4-i386-disc4.iso
[root@ftosx2004 ftosx-test]#

Now, using "qemu" package we will install Fedora4 inside FTOSX 2004, using an image file.

We check the space and create an image file.

[root@ftosx2004 ftosx-test]# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2              27G   26G 1007M  97% /
none                  125M     0  125M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda3             9.8G  2.0G  7.9G  21% /mnt/win
/dev/hda5             6.9G  2.6G  4.4G  37% /mnt/ftosx-test
[root@ftosx2004 ftosx-test]# 

So, we create an image file for 42,000MB, using qemu-img:

[root@ftosx2004 ftosx-test]# qemu-img create fedora4.img 40000M
Formating 'fedora4.img', fmt=raw, size=40960000 kB
[root@ftosx2004 ftosx-test]#

Now we start to install Fedora4!

[root@ftosx2004 ftosx-test]# qemu -monitor stdio -hda fedora4.img -cdrom FC4-i386-disc1.iso -boot d

Here we present the first screen, where we enter: "linux reiserfs" to enable the ReiserFS 3.X.

The speed is not so fast like installing directly on a HD, but acceptable.

You need to choose a number of packages that match your space.

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