Dual Booting, or why you shouldn't

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Dual Booting, or why you shouldn't

Post by TonyGarcia » Sat May 11, 2013 11:38 pm

I am blazing, and I mean blazing through all of my reading for my courses to get the more important information and I found this interesting little part in Chapter 30 of our textbook on page 1140 entitled Dual booting, or why you shouldn't. I've never done a dual boot, and the book suggests it is problematic because you always seem to be in the wrong boot, and it takes multiple reboots when you have to configure small things.

Now my comments from working with the virtualization tools is when I configure things in the console, some things are easier doing via ssh. What I forget to do sometimes is release control of the pointer, which can cause problems, because the computer still thinks I'm in the VM. Anyone have that problem?

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Re: Dual Booting, or why you shouldn't

Post by shahram farahbakhsh » Mon May 13, 2013 5:01 pm

Dual booting seemed like the only option for me. With only 2GB of RAM, you could time the processes of the virtual OS with a sundial.

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Re: Dual Booting, or why you shouldn't

Post by Chris Capasso » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:11 pm

Interesting, but I think people who would dual boot can manage.

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Re: Dual Booting, or why you shouldn't

Post by Ben Lyons » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:49 pm

I've been considering dual booting, but I'm pretty green!

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Re: Dual Booting, or why you shouldn't

Post by SeanCallahan » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:18 pm

I've never had a problem with dual booting. Not sure if the secure boot windows stuff will play nice though.

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Re: Dual Booting, or why you shouldn't

Post by carlos_vasquez » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:15 pm

I think accessing your virtual machines via SSH is the best option if you dont need a window manager running. After setting up ssh, you can just minimize the VM window and not have to mess with the pointer getting stuck in it.

Dual booting can be beneficial depending on your needs.


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