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

From: Cam
Subject: Re: [Plex86-devel] Idea for running multiple OSs
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 13:23:56 +0000
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| I think it's possible using swsusp on Linux _only_ if you do NOT share any
| partitions between your OSs.  One of the 'states' that is remembered
is the
| state of your file system.  My linux system still mounts (writeable) a
| partition.  If I suspended and restored into Windows, I'd end up
corrupting that
| partition on the next restart of Linux.

That's interesting - I didn't think about that. I thought that maybe
some hardware would save it's state internally (eg. a graphics card or
network card) in the suspend state.

swsusp looks interesting but if you could do the suspending in the BIOS
then it would be OS-neutral. I wonder how far linux BIOS goes with
features like suspend...

Presumably vmware or plex86 wouldn't be able to share filesystems
either, unless there is something clever going on at a high level (eg.
present the filesystem as a networked one, or as a removable one). Once
you know of the limitations it should be a minor problem to work around.

I just thought it would be neat to run at full speed and switch OSs
without rebooting. It's a simple solution to a simple problem, instead
of a complex expensive (and elegant) solution. A lot of the reasons for
running non linux OSs are to access multimedia stuff and games that are
not easily available for linux.

- -Cam

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