WinNT/Linux hybrids?

Daniel Ridge newt at
Mon Feb 26 18:21:07 PST 2001

You could do something like I do for development. I run a slave node in
VMware on my laptop. I see no reason why one couldn't use VMware to host
an instance of a slave node under WinNT/Win98.

With the Scyld distribution, it's easy to boot a small VMware virtual
machine from a floppy image and run a lightweight diskless load on those
nodes without the need for NFS root.

In fact, I think VMware could probably market a slimmed-down version of
VMware bundled with a Scyld floppy as a turn-key way to use a bunch of
Windows machines as night-time computing platform.

	Dan Ridge
	Scyld Computing Corporation

On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Jag wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Jim Lux wrote:
> > What would be the possibility of building a cluster using WinNT workstation
> > (or NT server) on the head/worldly node and Linux on the (diskless) cluster
> > nodes.  You'd use one of the many NT ssh or Xwindows servers to talk to the
> > nodes.  Is it possible to netboot Linux from a NT server (what has to be
> > running on NT to make this work)?

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