using andLinux (for windows)

Last updated on
30 September 2016

For those of us out there who have been using windows for far too long, switching operating systems is not the best choice. andLinux (check out the screen shots!) is a way for most people to keep windows and still have all the features of a linux box; without the hassles of a typical virtual machine. The cool thing is andLinux is not just for development, it runs almost all Linux applications without modification.

andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7; 32-bit versions only).

You may wish to try the Wubi installer as well, which allows you to quickly and easily set up an Ubuntu Linux installation under Windows.


Download the torrent to get the ubuntu 9.04 version of andLinux.

  1. Run andlinux-beta2-kde.exe
  2. Install with defaults
  3. Use COFS if possible
  4. Don't set any desktop icons, ect...
  5. Restart Computer
  6. Might have to open port on windows software firewall (2081)

Windows Firewall (windows 7 directions)

  1. Open a run window (window-key + r) and type wf.msc
  2. In the left column select Inbound Rules. Once selected under actions on the right column select New Rule...
  3. Select Program and click next.
  4. Browse to C:\Program Files\andLinux\Xming and select xming.exe and click open & then next.
  5. Select Allow the connection & click next
  6. Check all boxes & click next
  7. under name put xming and under description put andLinux

Resize Linux Partition

4GB (default size) might be too small for you. Steps to increase the drive size:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\andLinux and extract to C:\Program Files\andLinux\ImageResizeTool.
  2. Open up windows command prompt and stop andLinux: net stop andLinux
  3. Go to toporesize tool: cd c:\program files\andlinux\imageresizetool\toporesize-0.7.1\
  4. Resize file on windows partition: tfile "c:\program files\andlinux\drives\base.vdi" 8192MB
  5. Startup andLinux: net start andLinux
  6. Open up linux command prompt and resize partition on linux: sudo resize2fs /dev/cobd0

Fix apt-get repo

This is using ubuntu 9.04. You need to change a couple of things to get apt-get working correctly.

  1. Start the Konsole & type in sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
  2. Replace all http://* with


Click the new K icon in your taskbar.
Konsole is your command prompt.
Dolphin is the file explorer.

Start the Konsole
type in
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
password should be rescue or the enter key or the password you set.
Next run sudo apt-get install patch

Get Git

tar -zxf master
ls (find the git-git-____ dir and replace * with it below)
cd git-git-*
make prefix=/usr/local all
sudo make prefix=/usr/local install
cd ~
rm master
rm -rf git-git-*

setup git ignore:

You are now ready to use linux seamlessly inside windows!