A while back I made a thread asking if there were any bare metal hypervisors that were able to run on a PC that didn't have any hardware assisted virtual technology components. Turned out there isn't and even if there was it's not really a sustainable solution.
I've come to notice that my main PC which I use for all sorts everyday use (mainly making electronic music), however does.
Now I wouldn't want to override my existing OS with all my files, settings, music, etc. But then I thought to myself, why can't I just partition one of my 1TB hard drives and install Citrix XenServer on that specific partition and then make a dual boot in the Citrix grub file?
I'm a student and I don't have the kind of money to just go and buy myself new hardware.
How would I configure the SATA harddrives to choose the one with the Citrix XenServer grub-thingy to boot up first?
Might aswell post my systems spec's while I'm at it:
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, 2666 MHz (8 x 333) Motherboard Name Asus P5G41C-M LX (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN) Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 (1024 MB) Disk Drive SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) Disk Drive SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) DIMM1: Corsair XMS CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 592 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 444 MHz) DIMM3: Kingston 99U5471-002.A00LF 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
Would this be possible? Is it a good idea? Is there anything I should consider before doing this?
This post has been edited by BreaksOnDust: 23 January 2013 - 11:10 AM