Solved Linux With Windows Virtual Machine on SSD

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October 3, 2014 at 17:54:57
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Hey All,

I think I'm going to install Windows inside of Linux.

Long story short, I did a bit of research, and I saw many people saying that you should store the second operating system on another hard drive to improve performance.

Since I have a solid state drive, which is around 3x as fast as my fastest conventional drive, wouldn't it still be better to have both OSs on the same drive? Even if they both used the drive 50% of the time, that's still considerably faster than having one on a separate drive.


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October 4, 2014 at 02:25:12

I created an extended partition on my SSD and installed Linux into it.
Linux created a swap partition, a root partition and a home partition as logical partition and installed to that logical partitions.

This is not an installation in a virtual machine, but a second OS on the SSD, where I can chose, what OS to start, Win7 or Linux.

I never had a that fast loading Linux and Windows.

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October 4, 2014 at 06:48:23
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If you are talking about SSD there is no reason to allocate Linux and Windows on separate drives since SSD has no rotational or seek delays; SSD is the ideal location for both operating systems either they run concurrently via a virtual machine or are loaded alternatively via dual boot.

If otherwise you are loading from a conventional hartd disk, what above stated is still true since up to date hard disks have so large cache to hide the mechanical interferences.

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