From Linuxintro

This article lists what is possible regarding Linux-Windows Interoperability.

You work on a Linux computer

  • If you want to access or provide network drives, use samba.
  • If you want to control a Windows computer, use rdesktop.
  • If you want to run Windows executables, use wine.
  • To send a message to a Windows computer use
echo "hallo" | smbclient -M netbiosComputerName &> /dev/null

You work on a Windows computer


  • If you want to use a USB disk with Linux and Windows and you want to use files greater than 2GB, use ntfs.
  • If you want to use your keyboard and mouse on any computer, use synergy.
  • If you have Windows and Linux and want to use the Windows bootloader, do
dd if=/dev/sdx3 bs=512 count=1 of=/windows/C/bootsek.lin

Note - in this example we assume your Linux partition is /dev/sdx3. Now enter into C:\boot.ini the following line:

Why dual-boot if you can have virtual machines?