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Old 12-14-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Easley, SC, US
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10, Mandrake 9.2
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Question using FAUmachine (or similar) to boot a live CD distro?

Hello, everyone. I ran across FAUmachine tonight and got to thinking about the whole virtualization thing; it wasn't long before I came around to my fascination with live CD distributions. I've downloaded dozens, and love playing with them-- the only trouble is that I worry about how the near-constant reboots might affect my elderly machine. Well, okay-- I'm actually lazy and hate rebooting.

Does anyone know if it's possible to boot and run a liveCD-based distribution from within a running HD-based distribution, without too much hassle? Would it even be worth the trouble on a 533Mhz/256MB RAM/Mandrake 9.2 box?

Any information, guidance, or (if necessary) dissuasion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much in advance.
Old 12-14-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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Unless you create virtual machines to do that you may have to choose: continue the lazy mood or give up playing around with live distros...I'm affraid this is coming from an unauthorized source, due to lack of experience...but who knows if you can find a way?


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