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Re: [Plex86-devel] Idea for running multiple OSs

From: Lucas Correia Villa Real
Subject: Re: [Plex86-devel] Idea for running multiple OSs
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 07:31:02 -0300
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There is already a software suspend project for Linux. The page is hosted at
Anyway, although I am not a plex86 developer, this idea escapes from the 
original one, that is, emulating some another operating system. The other OS 
should have software suspend capabilities too, but even if this feature 
should be implemented in another one, the OS will be running in native mode.
There is no more emulation in this scene, and you lost a lot of interesting 
Also, there should be a common shared memory (maybe a hard disk partition) 
between the operating systems, in order to allow one to restore the another's 


On Wednesday 26 February 2003 05:59, Cam wrote:
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> Hi,
> I've followed the progress of plex86/freemware from the early days as a
> lurker.
> Recently there seems to be a trend towards lightweight solutions instead
> of full-blown virtualisation etc.
> I had an idea that might make it possible to switch between two OSs on
> one machine, which would run both OSs at full speed with no compromises
> over hardware access. It should enable windows games (for example) to be
> runnable. I wanted to mention it on list because I think people here are
> knowledgable and would know if there is some 'obvious' reason why it
> would not work.
> Anyway here's the idea. Many machines can be suspended through the BIOS,
> either to RAM or to disk. The linux BIOS project is a replacement BIOS
> which could be modified at will. I wonder if it is possible to suspend
> the state of the machine and resume to another state. Rather than
> running concurrently, you would switch slowly between one OS and
> another. But no reboots, and you get full hardware access...
> What do you think? Is it possible?
> - -Cam
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