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Old 01-01-2014, 03:36 AM   #1
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dual boot linux with deep freeze

I am thinking to install linux with windows as dual boot. I have already installed deep freeze on windows. I will install linux on my C drive. So, i would like to ask, if the data which i will save in Linux will get deleted on system reboot because of deep freeze in windows or not ?

Old 01-01-2014, 05:26 AM   #2
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This is a sort of half answer.

As I understand it Deep Freeze has different versions for different operating systems - Windows, Mac and Linux - which I would take to mean that is only sees and protects the operating system on which it is installed - so, if on Windows, would not know that a dual-boot Linux system is there and so would not block it from making changes to itself.

It can also be installed inside a VMWare box so, presumably, if you ran your Linux system inside a VMPlayer and did not instal Deep Freeze there then, again, you would be free to do what you wished with Linux.

Maybe it's just me but I don't see the point in software which prevents you making permanent changes to anything unless you are simply wishing to test an operating system or software - both of which VMWare does well. I know that Deep Freeze allows something called 'thaw space' where changes can be stored for later - but what stops that infecting your computer if an infected file is downloaded?

If you do decide to proceed I and, I'm sure, many other Linux users would be interested i n how you get on.


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