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Old 02-23-2017, 03:27 AM   #16
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I'd love to use this effort to motivate my learning about virtual machines. I've never had a pressing need to run multiple Linux instances -- until now -- and running win-dose on Linux has always seemed to be a real chore to setup. (grin) I'd welcome the help and advice or pointers to a good-enough howto...

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I'm not clear on what you would like a how-to guide for? What exactly would you like to learn, just how to setup VM's or something else?
 
Old 02-23-2017, 01:39 PM   #17
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I'm not clear on what you would like a how-to guide for? What exactly would you like to learn, just how to setup VM's or something else?
My primary workstation is an i5 laptop with 8 GB RAM running Linux Mint 17.3*. I dual boot with Win-7 from time to time. I guess that I need to learn how to run Linux in a VM so that I learn how to do that. Then I can discover how to run win-doze in a VM so that I can dump the dual boot.

Where to start -- select a VM suite to embrace, I guess. Your suggestion and comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
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* re: Mint -- I'll update to Mint 18.1 sometime in the next couple of weeks.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 10:25 PM   #18
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My primary workstation is an i5 laptop with 8 GB RAM running Linux Mint 17.3*. I dual boot with Win-7 from time to time. I guess that I need to learn how to run Linux in a VM so that I learn how to do that. Then I can discover how to run win-doze in a VM so that I can dump the dual boot.

Where to start -- select a VM suite to embrace, I guess. Your suggestion and comments are welcome.

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I whould recommend Virtualbox see; https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Documentation
 
Old 02-24-2017, 03:25 PM   #19
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I whould recommend Virtualbox see; https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Documentation
Do you think that my 8GB-i5 is up to the task? I'd likely have:
  • a base Linux
  • VM1 == workstation Linux
  • VM2 == sandbox Linux (on demand)
  • VM3 == win-doze (on demand)
(aside) I'm surprized that there isn't some sort of VM-qualifier utility.

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Old 02-24-2017, 10:24 PM   #20
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Do you think that my 8GB-i5 is up to the task? I'd likely have:
  • a base Linux
  • VM1 == workstation Linux
  • VM2 == sandbox Linux (on demand)
  • VM3 == win-doze (on demand)
(aside) I'm surprized that there isn't some sort of VM-qualifier utility.

Regards,
~~~ 0;-Dan
Well, your always going to need a "host" OS (this can be Linux, or any other system Virtualbox supports as a 'host' system and is the real OS running on your PC itself), my PC has 8GB of RAM (but mine is an i7 rather than i5), but generally speaking, you should have enough RAM and processing power for it and don't see why you would have much (if any) issues there.

You need to also remember and factor in the apps you plan on using within (and outside of) your VM's, like their memory usage, cpu, etc. As this all adds to the memory footprint (and CPU footprint) and therefore the "actual" overall resource usage.

Basically the more software running the bigger the resource footprint overall.

Given this current conversation isn't really about Clonezilla, you might be better off, starting a new thread. If you have more questions about Virtualbox.

Best of luck! And happy VM'ing!

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Given this current conversation isn't really about Clonezilla, you might be better off, starting a new thread. If you have more questions about Virtualbox.
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That's a good idea. Thanks for keeping me honest.

(grinning) Now to figure out how to move our other posts to a new thread...

~~~ 0;-Dan
 
  


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