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Dual booting: for when you're not advanced enough to use Linux all the time, but you know windows will let you down

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  • 6
    I triple boot. Three Linux distro's 😅
  • 4
    @linuxxx living life on the edge
  • 1
    @GhostFish Nahh I just like Linux 😄. Each system serves it's purpose!
  • 10
    Dual boot? Aww that's cute. I have penta boot. Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali, Windows 7 and 10. 3 in HDD and 2 in SSD. I should take a picture of my GRUB sometime and post it here.
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  • 4
    Until the setup goes bananas
    That's when you are forced to learn advanced linux stuff
  • 3
    Microsoft: pssst, ever tried "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows"???
  • 4
    I've just broken free from dual booting, linux only now. 😃
  • 1
    @dean back to windows or full Linux?
  • 2
    full linux.
  • 3
    @dean Welcome to my world 😎
  • 0
    @linuxxx can you elaborate the purposes?
  • 1
    @shiv7071007 You mean of the triple boot?
  • 2
    Or when you are obliged to use Matlab for your numerical analysis course
  • 2
    @linuxxx aha yea for what I do I've found linux is far better than windows.
  • 4
    Completely removed Windows from my laptop and replaced with Linux. Never looked back.

    I'm hoping to get a cheap chromebook and install Kali sometime this year so I can mess around with that.
  • 4
    Dualbooting, when you don't have the hardware to virtualize all the things ;)
  • 3
    @codepoet please do it, that sounds amazing. Be honest how often do you boot the wrong one...
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    @Folkmann get a VT-D capable CPU and same ram and you should be good to go actually. KVM Virtualization isn't that power hungry anymore these days
  • 1
    @lunatica definitely can understand that yeah!
  • 4
    I would like to abandon the Windows boot partition but I didn't have the courage yet to stuff the Windows system in a virtual machine because offering GPU acceleration (with full DirectX support) and sound in perfect quality looks like a compliciated business.
  • 1
    @lunatica how did you just do that 😐
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    @linuxxx sorry my own clumsiness. I thought I posted the text "I would like ..." in the wrong rant browser tab but then noticed I was right after I deleted it.
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    @lunatica welcome by the way!
  • 0
    @codepoet Thats cute. Penta boot with windows, zorin, Linux mint, kali and the hardest of all Mac OS on this Lenovo Y580
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    @linuxxx Why not use VM's instead?
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    I have windows for gaming and Adobe suite. Linux is my default now.
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    Ya ... The purposes of distros u use ..just curious nothing else@linuxxx
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    @Folkmann @daarkfall @Kimmax the problem of virtualization is that it virtual system inherits many things from base systems that means the problems too
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    @shiv7071007 can you elaborate on that? We have everything KVM virtualized and I can't think of a such a problem
    Maybe it's just me being me tho ;)
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    I don't know about KVM...i am a student ...I was saying that suppose window have some a driver issue and if I run VM over that that issue can be faced in the VM too cause afterall VM will have to transfer the control to the window but if I dual boot this problem will not happen @Kimmax
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    @shiv7071007 noo. That's not how KVM works. That may be the case with some lightweight virtualization software like VirtualBox.
    In case of KVM the Kernel is just a bridge between the VM and the Hardware. Only "tunneling" raw data. The VM handles the driver's etc all on its own.
    At home I run a box with a Windows VM, the VM uses the hardware WiFi/Bluetooth card, that would need some kernel module hacking on Linux if I wanted to use it. But with KVM I can assign the bus address of the card to the VM and use it from Windows. Works great, especially because I don't need it on Linux. Same goes with the USB Ports. All using passthrough to Windows except one in case I wanted to use the shell.
    GPU passthrough ensures full performance and 3D capabilities in the VM. The host uses the internal gpu. Two cables to the monitor and boom you can switch the inputs just like you would do with another physical PC
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    Thanks for letting me know...I will look into it @Kimmax
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    @elghali actually Matlab has a Linux version and it works flawlessly
  • 1
    Have windows with Linux bcoz it gives me more battery
  • 1
    Ooor because the stupid xbox controller driver does not work perfectly on ubuntu + steam... So I keep windows to steam :)
  • 1
    Dual boot: When you are a gamer and a video editor but windows' server capabilities just aren't good enough.
  • 1
    I tried dual boot. But one day I decided only use gnu/Linux. Was hard, but this year have been 11 years using only Linux.
  • 0
    i went blindly into linux
    and im doing ok
    i think
    yeah
  • 0
    @codepoet scroll bar for grub?
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