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[opensuse] Re: Re: Suse 12.2 and Windows 7 (again) won't dual boot HP laptop
  • From: JtWdyP <jtwdyp@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:49:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LMD.2.02.1210211159500.23894@localhost.localdomain>

It would appear that on Oct 21, ellanios82 did say:

- it is several years since last touching windows . . . memory is uncertain :
but, Yes, one would need
windows installation disk to get started : unless one had a saved
virtual-windows-machine :
saved virtual-windows-machine , i imagine, ought to be technically, though not
legally, totally portable.
- virtual machines, i suspect, are wonderful for backups by instant snapshots
: if any probs arise, one can immediately go back to a previous saved
snapshot.

Sounds nice. But of course I imagine each snapshot would probably require
nearly as much room on some harddrive as a compressed tarball of an actual
windows installation??


- if i recall, it is terrific to be able to copy and paste between windows &
linux :
- if i recall, it is terrific to be able to move files between the two
systems, via 'shared-files'
: a wormhole between two universes

Kind of like the way a multi-booter might like to keep an vfat partition
around. IE Windows: Word: "D:\shareddoc.doc"
Linux: LibreOffice: "/mnt/sharedoc.doc" ???

Except that you shouldn't need to reboot... !!!

Which sounds interesting.

How hard is it to get Virtualbox up & running?

How demanding is it on PC resources? I mean if it was installed on an older
slower machine with only a modest amount of ram, wouldn't the virtual windows
machine wind up running significantly slower {if at all} than a native version
of windows that didn't share resources with a running Linux installation???

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