[svlug] Linux on laptops the easy way?
Hans van Rietschote
hvrietsc at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 10:23:31 PST 2006
On 2/10/06, Daevid Vincent <daevid at daevid.com> wrote:
> Yes. Well. I do both.
> XP is my host OS most of the time. That's where I run VMWare Workstation
> I have some VMWare images that are very minimal Gentoo installs for LAMP
> coding that are your basic 4GB file variety.
> I also have my real Gentoo 'side' for dual booting. And then I have a
> that 'connects' to that side. So If I change anything in the vmware, it's
> changed in the real gentoo. When I need to 'emerge world' or something,
> I boot native for the extra little speed. Or kismet for wardriving where I
> need direct HW access. But otherwise, it's great in VMWare 'mode'. Nearly
> native speed. Especially if I'm just using console type things (ie. LAMP).
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sameer Verma [mailto:sverma at sfsu.edu]
> > Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 12:39 PM
> > To: Daevid Vincent
> > Cc: svlug at svlug.org
> > Subject: Re: [svlug] Linux on laptops the easy way?
> > Daevid Vincent wrote:
> > [snip]
> > >
> > > One thing that may also work for you is to use a RAW ext
> > partition and
> > > have VMWare point to that. So instead of using a virtual disk (which
> > > is one HUGE 4GB file and therefore slow), you can use the advanced
> > > options and point it to a partition on the drive. much faster. I
> > > actually dual boot my Dell i8200 with XP and Gentoo. I have a VMWare
> > > "image" that is set up that way, so it actually loads up my Gentoo
> > > partition. It's pretty sick.
> > >
> > >
> > When you dual boot into Gentoo, do you still boot into XP,
> > and then into
> > the VMWare image?
> > Sameer
> > --
> > Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> > Asst. Professor of Information Systems
> > San Francisco State University
> > San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> > http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> > http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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Only downside of using "real" partititions is that virtual disk are much
easier to copy to another system in case you have to, also backing up is
easier for virtual disks (since they are just files).If you are bandwidth
limited RSYNC does a great job.
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