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I have downloaded and installed XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7 in fedora where it is running perfectly fine. I also want it in ubuntu but donot want to giv up the disk space for installation once again but mount the folder /opt/lampp from fedora to /op/lampp in ubuntu. i can mount it by using

sudo mkdir /opt/lampp && sudo mount --bind '/media/_Fedora-16-i686-/opt/lampp' /opt/lampp

and on running

sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

from ubuntu i get

Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Couldn't start MySQL!
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP for Linux started.

on running localhost on web browser i cant get past the splash page. how do I make this happen, so that i can do the same development from both the OS.

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the hours it would take to get it working would pay for the thumb drive to hold the ubuntu mount point – RobotHumans Mar 13 '12 at 11:30

You can't do that. You need to install it again. You might however share the DocumentRoot.

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And why cant i do that??, whats the reason?? – user50443 Mar 13 '12 at 15:01
AFAIK, It is doable. If not, try giving some reason for the answer. – Anwar Shah Jul 31 '12 at 16:26

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