[mythtv-users] Virtualisation .. can it do this? (HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L)
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Sep 26 14:15:46 UTC 2012
>>I'd suggest keeping some space spare - in the grand scheme of a PVR
>>with perhaps TB of space, a few tens of gig is not a lot to
>>"waste". It'll earn it's keep the first time you want to upgrade -
>>it's a lot easier switching back to a working setup than restoring
>>it from a backup ! Plus, you can leave your "upgrade in progress"
>>intact and come back to it later.
>I like your idea Simon! And yes, a few gig out of a 2.3TB system is
>no great loss.
>I have no problem installing ubuntu wherever I want it. Setting
>mount point etc is very straight forward with the setup. However, I
>have no idea how I would switch between one partition and another at
>boot time. Would that involve installing something like grub as
>well, or is there another way of switching between two bootable
>Any you probably saw this question coming .. is there a GUI program
>that can help with this :-)
Grub will be installed by default, and should (someone correct me if
this is wrong) put up a menu at boot time listing available boot
options. Initially you'll just have the one OS (with options for
normal or single-user modes).
When you install the second OS, you'll have the option to
install/update Grub - and it should find the earlier one as well.
After that, you'll find you have 4 boot options (2x OS, each with
normal or single-user). It will default to the first entry, not sure
which that will be.
So when you boot, it will default to one OS - but you have the option
to boot a different one if you press a key within the 5s timeout.
No idea if there's a GUI for it - not used to using GUIs for this
sort of thing.
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