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And if I boot to Linux, that still makes it pointless to have 2 screens at that point. The entire point to running the VM is so I can have a seperate OS per screen to play with.
That's not true at all. If you have two screens with either Linux or Windows you can use them in multiple ways. i use one for writing essays and reading sources, so I can paraphrase on the fly*. You could have your IM clients on the extended desktop and your browser on another, or a mix. I use secondary desktops to keep my IM client and my music player up so I don't have to move stuff if a person gets online or to change a track. Watch videos in the background, play games/IM. Play games/Write paper. Play games/whatever the crap you want. The second desktop is only as powerful as your mind is, if you can't imagine using it in other ways I feel bad for you.

Personally you would have fixed your problems AND learned linux by now, instead of mucking around with it inside a VM. In fact, the time you saved messing with the VM could have easily given you the minutes you would waste restarting the machine.

I could go on and on, giving you multiple examples of how you could be more productive without a VM. It's not my fault I've got more creativity when it comes to thinking about how I could use or manage my time.

[edit] I could be nice, you don't have to mess with any outside NTFS tools. As long as you have NTFS-3G installed it should automount with write support if you mount it with defaults:

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# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
/dev/sdc1/mnt/sparentfsdefaults00
You can also use ntfs-3g and it will work the same. That gives you r/w for ANY ntfs drive. This works on anything above the 2.6.32 kernel for sure, I don't quite remember if it's in the 2.6.30 but I think it is. [edit] That's in /etc/fstab and will automount at "boot" if it's there. This applies to any FS that has natural R/W abilities.
Edited by mushroomboy - 2/6/11 at 4:11pm
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Not to mention the fact that I don't have internet if I install Linux natively either.
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Not to mention the fact that I don't have internet if I install Linux natively either.
You have the Ubuntu ISO, you have linux. All LiveCDs can be installed without an internet connection. If you want other non-native programs then you would need one, other than that I don't see why you would need one. I can install Ubuntu on a laptop, without wireless, without a lan connection, and get a fully functional system up and running. I can then use an outside source (if needed) to get Wifi working. BAM, it's done.

A lot of the old FUD about *nix can be debunked now very easily. Linux for the most part is no different than setting up any other OS, it's just got more specifics and less general hardware support (getting better real quick).
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You have the Ubuntu ISO, you have linux. All LiveCDs can be installed without an internet connection. If you want other non-native programs then you would need one, other than that I don't see why you would need one. I can install Ubuntu on a laptop, without wireless, without a lan connection, and get a fully functional system up and running. I can then use an outside source (if needed) to get Wifi working. BAM, it's done.

A lot of the old FUD about *nix can be debunked now very easily. Linux for the most part is no different than setting up any other OS, it's just got more specifics and less general hardware support (getting better real quick).
I promise you, there is no Linux driver for my wireless card that works. I haven't looked....but considering what I had to do, just to make the damn thing work in Windows, tells me it won't work in Linux.
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I promise you, there is no Linux driver for my wireless card that works. I haven't looked....but considering what I had to do, just to make the damn thing work in Windows, tells me it won't work in Linux.
Give me the chipset and I can assure you I can get it to work. Trust me, I've herd all the "it won't work" scenarios.

[edit] If all else fails, you can use ndiswrapper as long as there is an XP driver for the chipset. Which is the case for a LOT of laptop hardware.
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Forget about it. It's a Netgear Wireless N POS card. But it doesn't matter. I'm not formatting 4TB worth of hard drives that are almost full to get an Operating System on here.

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Forget about it. It's a Netgear Wireless N POS card. But it doesn't matter. I'm not formatting 4TB worth of hard drives that are almost full to get an Operating System on here.
Why format? Defrag/resize. And what netgear Wireless? If it's the "Netgear Rangemax Next Wn311b Wireless Pci Adapter" it works, flawlessly. I own that card, I've had it working for years. If it's not I'm sure we can get it working. =P
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Why format? Defrag/resize. And what netgear Wireless? If it's the "Netgear Rangemax Next Wn311b Wireless Pci Adapter" it works, flawlessly. I own that card, I've had it working for years. If it's not I'm sure we can get it working. =P
1) Linux probably won't support my RAID arrays.
2) I'd have to format to make room.
3) I'd lose my RAID1 storage drives which have 2TB worth of data on them.
4) Also means I'll lose all my current downloads on my 2TB RAID0 array.
5) Not to mention I'd have to reboot if I want to game.

Screw it. Unsubbing this thread. If it won't work in a VM, then its not for me then. Guess I'll go back to just using 7.
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1) Linux probably won't support my RAID arrays.
2) I'd have to format to make room.
3) I'd lose my RAID1 storage drives which have 2TB worth of data on them.
4) Also means I'll lose all my current downloads on my 2TB RAID0 array.
5) Not to mention I'd have to reboot if I want to game.

Screw it. Unsubbing this thread. If it won't work in a VM, then its not for me then. Guess I'll go back to just using 7.
1. linux supports hardware and software raid.
2. you wouldn't have to format, just resize the raid.
3. no you wont.
4. again no you wont.
5. one of the biggest selling points of win7 was it boots faster
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1) Linux probably won't support my RAID arrays.
2) I'd have to format to make room.
3) I'd lose my RAID1 storage drives which have 2TB worth of data on them.
4) Also means I'll lose all my current downloads on my 2TB RAID0 array.
5) Not to mention I'd have to reboot if I want to game.

Screw it. Unsubbing this thread. If it won't work in a VM, then its not for me then. Guess I'll go back to just using 7.
It works with RAID1 hardware (and software? I believe), once you get it booted it reads all software RAID0. In fact, a lot of them on here tell me it works with RAID0, just as long as /boot isn't on a raid. And from what I know, you can resize a RAID device, leaving side space. In fact, I'm under the impression that you could probably re-size your raidX partition without defrag, and then create a smaller raidX (hardware/software) partition for linux. This should be able to be done without losing any data. You might have to sacrifice 50-100MB for a single partition (not raid as /boot can't be on raid) for /boot to be on a single drive. =O Oh noes, 50MB out of 4TB, what ever shall we do.

I'm not saying you can't get the VM working, I'm just saying you could get everything natively working with a lot less effort. Your wasting time while you could have a working system. I'm telling you exactly how you can do it, you'll get full hardware functions, and a successful dual boot. That's exactly how I ment by "Easy".

[edit] Dang you transhour! You beat me! How!?
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