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SpaceSquad August 13, 2012 05:29 PM

VM on a netbook?
 
Hello all,

I have an HP mini (1GHz single-core Atom with 1GB RAM) that I am looking at using more. I have a macbook pro running Ubuntu already but it is large (2007 15in) and the netbook would be more convenient. I need to run a single VM at a time...probably a Fedora install with either a minimal desktop environment such as LXDE...but may even drop to just a desktop manager instead. Current netbook OS is debian squeeze latest version running XFCE.

So...is there a better host OS to use? Is Fedora too bloated to run in a VM? I would prefer to use it as it is similar to what is used at school/work.

Any suggestions on how to proceed is appreciated :thumb:

enaberif August 13, 2012 05:47 PM

Mint with lxde but honestly doing any virtualization on that system will be very painful.

vandidant August 29, 2012 10:01 PM

Why don't you dual boot?

LarkStarr August 29, 2012 10:16 PM

You're kidding right? Atom can barely run Windows, and you want to VM on top of that? Never mind you don't have enough ram, no way.

botat29 August 30, 2012 05:00 AM

Short answer.... No Way


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