Testing Linux distros
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Feb 27 11:26:43 UTC 2022
What you ought to do if you haven't done it already is buy an external
drive case for that kind of drive and put the drive in that case.
You can use the drive from inside the case connected to your computer and
the drive will have more protection that way.
On Sun, 27 Feb 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I have a 1 tb external USB3 drive which I will use then. Unfortunately it's
> not an SSD, but what can you do?
> Warm regards,
> Brandt Steenkamp
> Sent using Thunderbird from the Slint machine
> On 2022/02/26 23:51, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > 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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