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June 30th, 2009, 10:19 PM
could anyone tell me can I install puppy linux version 4 on windows XP?

June 30th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Linux is not a program, it is a entire OS.
But you can dual boot puppy with XP if you so desire.

June 30th, 2009, 10:57 PM
If you don't want to go to the trouble of dual booting, you could try a Linux distribution out in a virtual machine. I would recommend VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) to do this.

June 30th, 2009, 11:03 PM
You could install and run Puppy from Windows XP using virtualbox or vmware, as was done here (http://vplaceob.blogspot.com/2007/09/installing-puppy-linux-in-virtualbox.html), or there are detailed instructions here (http://www.jonelo.de/os/how-to-install-puppy-linux-3.01-on-virtualbox.txt). The latter instructions are for version 3, but it probably wouldn't be too much difference.

edit: WRDN beat me to it

June 30th, 2009, 11:15 PM
In fact the best way to run puppy is from the CD, but then choose to make a hard disk file called pup_save.2fs which will contain all the configuration of your puppy and any files you make and save. You can also choose to put that file on a usb drive if you want, and then can carry that and the CD and therefore have your OS and files with you at ll times. It will also save a lot of time when you boot next time. It does not actually install puppy to your hard disk and will not make any changes to partitions or anything like that. There is actually very little point in installing puppy to your hard disk as a full install, though it can be done if you really want to.

Just boot up the live CD and I think you will see what I mean. If I remember correctly the option to save this file appears when you shutdown the live CD. Give it a whirl and see.