is a free Linux distribution
to be run on or inside an existing Microsoft Windows
system. The main feature of TopologiLinux is that it does not require any partitioning at all (Sharma 2008). It is based on Slackware
). TopologiLinux has been chosen as one of nine open-source
projects used as principal examples in a study of the characteristics of open-source software (Gacek and Budi 2004).
TopologiLinux creates one hard disk image and other related files in a directory "/tlinux*" (where * represents the version number of TopologiLinux) on a chosen drive using Windows. TopologiLinux cannot be set up through DOS. The user may boot the system through coLinux on Windows or directly on the computer by booting with the TopologiLinux CD/DVD.
TopologiLinux creates a hard disk image file on an NTFS or FAT partition.
Usage on Windows
TopologiLinux uses coLinux to run on Windows. Due to the speed of coLinux it is possible to work on Windows and Linux side by side at reasonable speeds.
- Gacek, Cristina; Arief, Budi. The many meanings of open source. IEEE Software. 2004 Jan/Feb;21(1):34-40.
- Sharma, Rakesh. Running Linux over Windows without virtualization: TopologiLinux allows you to integrate Linux and Windows on the same system without creating separate partitioning on your hard disk. PCQuest [serial on the Internet]. 2008 May 7 [cited 2008 Aug 27]. Available from: http://pcquest.ciol.com/content/handson/2008/108050701.asp.