Dual Boot Linux & XP

kinhull
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Hi,

I'm thinking of creating a dual boot (Linux & XP) system on a spare pc. I would like to run BOINC under both Linux and XP. Does anybody know if this would be classed as two separate computers. Would I need to download separate WU's for each OS, or could I access and work the same WU from either XP or Linux - the reason why i ask this is that it will be a rather slow machine and limited in storage capacity. I like the idea of BOINC and Distributed/Grid computing and so I intend to stick on as many BOINC projects as I can.

Components on the intended Dual Boot Linux XP system:

AMD K5/2 500MHz
2GB, 840MB and 425MB Hard Drives
96MB SDRAM 100Mhz
ALI m/board 100Mhz

Once I can afford a new Hard Drive I will remove a 40GB drive from my main computer and plug it in to the spare one listed above, hell, I might even buy some RAM.

Any advice or potential problems greatly appreciated :)

kinhull
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Dual Boot Linux & XP

Additional info for above:

Windows XP SP2 and Mandrake Linux 9.0

Until I get a larger Hard Drive I wont be running anything other BOINC, a firewall and an anti-virus (are free firewall and anti-virus apps available for linux? Unfortunately I'm not a programmer or a Techie I just like to use a computer for whatever I choose, and I see Linux replacing windows in the next 10 years unless windows becomes free and open source).

Cheers :)

Bernd Machenschalk
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They will be recognized as

They will be recognized as two separate machines. You will probably need to set up two different BOINC directories for the client, but I think they might share the projects/einstein.phys.uwm/edu subdirectory where the larger data files are kept.

I think it would be best to set up the Windows client first and attach it to the projects. Then boot Linux, make a BOINC directory somewhere, put the Linux client in there, copy the account*.xm file(s) from the Windows BOINC dir in there and mke a symlink to the Windows projects directory, also called "projects", in the Linux BOINC directory. Then run the Linux client.

BM

BM

kinhull
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> They will be recognized as

Message 5460 in response to message 5459

> They will be recognized as two separate machines. You will probably need to
> set up two different BOINC directories for the client, but I think they might
> share the projects/einstein.phys.uwm/edu subdirectory where the larger data
> files are kept.
>
> I think it would be best to set up the Windows client first and attach it to
> the projects. Then boot Linux, make a BOINC directory somewhere, put the Linux
> client in there, copy the account*.xm file(s) from the Windows BOINC dir in
> there and mke a symlink to the Windows projects directory, also called
> "projects", in the Linux BOINC directory. Then run the Linux client.
>
> BM
>

Thankyou, I'll try that :)

Ziran
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It seams to me that there

It seams to me that there would be a way to run BOINC on a dual boot system and use the same BOINC queue for booth windows and linux. Some linux users are running wine so they can use the windows version of Einstein. So if you install boinc on your windows partition and use wine to run BOINC under linux then IMHO it would be possible

For information on how well wine is working for them check out this thread.

http://einsteinathome.org/node/188222

Then you're really interested in a subject, there is no way to avoid it. You have to read the Manual.

borknagar83
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maybe you could use a shared

maybe you could use a shared fat32 partition for the data somehow. I'm running a dual boot with XP and Gentoo, so I'll see what I can find out..

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