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I once had some package that you could run to instantly replace a running Windows instance with a running Linux instance. I'm not talking about virtualization or coLinux. I'm talking about the moral equivalent of hot-swapping out the Windows kernel and replacing it with a Linux kernel. It may have only worked on Win9x for all I can remember. But I haven't been able to think of the name or find it since I happened upon it many years ago.

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Does such thing exist? Seriously? I'm curious to see how the kernel lives without its tools and libraries. –  phunehehe Feb 8 '11 at 6:51

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You're probably remembering loadlin

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+1 now you mention it I think that's what some distribution I once tested used, not grub4dos... –  Tobias Kienzler Feb 8 '11 at 9:09

I think it's GRUB4DOS using Win9x's option to start DOS applications in compatibility mode

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