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    Default Re: Is it possible to dual-boot and virtualise at the same time?

    Because I hadn't dealt with Windows Hardware Profiles for maybe a decade now, I was curious enough to Google and read available documentation. Based on what i read, it won't support the needs of this situation, Windows HW profiles apparently only support device anable/disable (in XP) and Services enable/disable (Vista and likely Win7). Nowhere is it mentioned that different hardware is supported in different profiles.

    As for supporting various bootup configurations, although unusual and hardly used I have seen support for pointing not only to different partitions but also specific folders. Note that since Vista the boot configuration isn't trivial anymore, the configuration isn't in a text file and requires a special utility to modify.

    HTH,
    Tony

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    Default Re: Is it possible to dual-boot and virtualise at the same time?

    Looking the subject up further, I found tutorial for doing same thing on mac, with windows. But boot camp integration is a feature of parallels 3, so while you can get parallels for windows and Linux, it costs $39.99! Then comes the issue of whether or not it works without boot camp.

    I guess if computers were easy, nine tenths of the industry would be put out of work.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to dual-boot and virtualise at the same time?

    On 2010-10-30 18:47, malcolmlewis wrote:
    >
    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp
    > There was a way to do it from VMware Server but that product is very
    > hard to install with newer kernels and VMware does not seem to want to
    > fix it.
    >
    > Hi
    > Not now
    > http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Installin...or_workstation


    It is installable, I'm running it right now. However, it is also true that
    vmware doesn't work on it, it is outdated. The virtual machine emulates
    scsi or plain pata, not sata, for example. The problems we have with it are
    because vmware doesn't pay attention to linux nor the server version. I
    have been told that they are dropping the product line in a year or two.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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