[CentOS] Multiple Linux instances on the same box - dual/triple/etc boot ?

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 20:37:46 UTC 2008


On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yes you can do that, but if you have plenty of RAM you might find it nicer
> to install the OS you'll run most on the base hardware, then install the
> free vmware server and install all the others as vmware guests so you can
> run one or more without having to reboot or shut down the base system.  The
> guest images normally live in ordinary files on the host so they are easy to
> manage and they can nfs-mount a common share from the host or other system
> fo access to common space.
>

Nfs-mount?  I've been using Samba for the cross-mounting because the
server doesn't come with sharable disk mounts like the workstation
does.  Of course, I'm using Windows in VMWare under CentOS, so the
fundamental system differences may come into play, too (I don't know
how to nfs-mount a Linux disk from Windows...).

mhr


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