[SATLUG] Let the dispute begin

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Tue Jul 26 08:05:38 CDT 2011

I too am curious. I run a lot of apps with chroot. VM's are useful for sandboxing. 3D graphics acceleration might be one reason to go beyond virtualization. Though I've heard that Xen supports full on graphics for all hosts.

The question: (this is a real question - not rhetorical)- why the elaborate multi boot?

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I agree.  Virtualization has totally eliminated my need to dual boot

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From: "Don Wright" <satlug at sbcglobal.net>
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Subject: [SATLUG] Let the dispute begin
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2011 10:44 pm

Have you considered a Xen hypervisor (or VirtualBox or ...) and then
building any number of throwaway playrooms at will? Just a modest
partition for Dom0, and a huge LVM warehouse for DomU crates of various
sizes. One could even mount copies of your shared volumes in case the
Puppy chews up the Fedora.

I do something similar for a SATLUG demo box at the PC Show and Sale
(coming Aug. 13!) It allows us to jump through several of the distros
present or illustrate an install without worrying about stepping on
anything vital.  --Don

Lance Schneider wrote:
> I am only complicating my life to become reacclimated with
>several of the more popular distros and then I will likely sacrifice two for
>the benefit of whichever proves most productive and useful to me. However,
>in that interim, I would like not to have to constantly repair boot
>partitions, etc.

Be well - or at least have interesting symptoms!
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