Testing Linux distros
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sat Feb 26 21:51:29 UTC 2022
A guess, you're not using an extractable ssd on that machine. If correct,
can the machine boot off an external drive in a USB port? If not, you're
left with kemu and the like. If yes, and you can get a external ssd drive
with usb connection put the testing system on that drive and replace it
there as needed. That keeps your main drive separate and you can use that
for normal work. External drive holders for the older type of drives like
ide and sasi and scsi are also on the market though you'd need to get an
extra drive or two for the holder.
On Sat, 26 Feb 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am tired of having to reinstall my distro of choice every time I get fed up
> of testing one distro or another.
> How would you go about testing if, like me, you only have the one Linux
> capable machine? Yes, I know you can technically run some distros on the M1
> MacBook, but, just, no thanks.
> I really, for one, don't like the VMware thing, and virtualbox is a pain.
> I'm thinking qemu with virtManager, but would like some input. This is how I
> run, only when really necessary, mind you, my production Windows.
> Unfortunately I need it to do my work, so cannot kill the thing.
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