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Is there a Linux like Wubi that could be installed in a 360MB partition?

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If don't need persistance - that is to say, needing your linux install to be consistant across boots, you could likely use unetbootin to boot something like slitaz or tinycore - and use ntfs-3g in them to manipulate the windows partition in question

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Thank you this worked perfectly. –  P'sao Oct 30 '11 at 23:48

There are lots of small Linuxes, there is even a version that fits on a floppy disk. DSL (Damn Small Linux) would in my opinion be a good solution, its very small and still has a lot of features like a full and usable desktop.

what exactly are you trying to accomplish? if you need to run linux binaries in your windows you could use colinux (runs a Linux kernel in windows) or mingw (kinda Linux-ish environment with all the bin tools for windows)

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I'm looking for a smaller version of wubi. Which would let me boot into a linux distro without partitioning so i could mount a partion and copy/delete files to it –  P'sao Oct 30 '11 at 22:38
    
I just tested out the Damn small linux and it wont work for me for some reason. –  P'sao Oct 30 '11 at 22:43
    
do you want to mount a linux partition from windows? depending on the filesystem there are other solutions for that, e.g. an ext2 driver for windows –  weberik Oct 30 '11 at 22:56
    
no i want to mount a windows partion from linux...It doesent really have to be linux. but i need to be able to boot from the boot menu to do so. –  P'sao Oct 30 '11 at 23:13
    
Because my BIOS has a password on it and i have forgotten it –  P'sao Oct 30 '11 at 23:18

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