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  1.    07 Oct 2015 #11
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    ESXi

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Or do as I have set up, use a KVM/Keyboard Video Mouse switch and 2 to 4 computers. I have Win7, Win10, Linux and a second Win10 connected, pressing a switch on the KVM lets me choose which computer to do whatever with.
    Out of curiosity why would you do that vs. virtualize? Do you need the OS'es on bare metal for speed/performance?

    +1 for running Ubuntu inside Hyper-V
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  2.    29 Oct 2015 #12
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Or do as I have set up, use a KVM/Keyboard Video Mouse switch and 2 to 4 computers. I have Win7, Win10, Linux and a second Win10 connected, pressing a switch on the KVM lets me choose which computer to do whatever with.
    I had an old Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop laying around and tried an interesting experiment. I installed 10 Linux distros and made it multi-boot. All of the Linux distros were bootable separately using Linux Grub boot manager. Cool experiment.

    I partitioned the 320gb hard disk with Linux Gparted into 15 partitions. 3 Primary partitions, 1 Extended partition and 11 Logical partitions. Each Linux distro was on its own partition, but they all shared the same swap space partition. Apparently you can partition a MBR hard disk into 15 to 60 partitions, depending on operating system and partitioning software. I've tried 15 and that works fine.

    I used 2x physical ram as swap space for the swap partition (8.192gb). Most Linux distros take about 5gb of disk space installed. Windows 10 takes about 13 to 15gb of disk space, installed. I gave the Linux distros 20gb for each partition.


    It's a great way to compare the various Linux distros. After testing a bunch, I prefer Linux Mint and a Linux based Chromebook clone called Chromixium. So on a new laptop I have Windows 10, Linux Mint and Chromixium installed as triple boot.

    When running Linux, all of the files on the Windows partition are visible and accessible.

    I would rather dual boot instead of running a virtual machine. Virtual machines seem to have hesitation and not be as fast as dual booting, at least for me.
    Last edited by Antilope; 29 Oct 2015 at 07:41.
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