mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Sat Oct 23 22:57:11 EDT 2010
Depends on what you are doing, virtualization on laptops/desktops are usually slow and painful...
On Oct 22, 2010, at 8:53 PM, Joseph Tate wrote:
> You really only need 6-8GB of disk space for Linux, until you start
> getting a lot of personal data on there.
> That said, I don't know that I would recommend anyone dual boot
> anymore. Both OS have decent virtualization platforms available, so
> pick your primary OS, and then boot the secondary OS in a virtual
> machine when it is wanted. For me, Linux is primary, and I have two
> XP images I boot when I need to test my software on IE7 or IE8.
> On Windows, Virtual Server was pretty good in 2004 when I used it
> last, and now it's free. VirtualBox is free and Free and runs on both
> Windows and Linux.
> My pro-tip for multi-OS folks is to have some sort of shared storage
> so that you don't duplicate your data; either a USB harddrive, network
> share, or separate file system accessible from both OS so that you can
> share and transfer files between the two.
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Henry Middleton <hm1315 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a Toshiba laptop with a 223 GB hard drive. It already has Win7. I am
>> thinking of making it a dual-boot. When I partition the drive how much space
>> is good for each OS? I also want to make separate partitions for Ubuntu's
>> root, swap, and home.
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