I'm planning to install Windows 7 x64 soon. I'm planning also run Ubuntu. I wish to use Ubuntu for developing, and for doing live music.
I'd like to be able boot directly into Ubuntu for live performance, as processor speed and low latency is key. However I'd like to be able to use the same installation of Ubuntu within Windows, so I don't have to reboot to develop within Ubuntu.
As far as I can tell my options are:
- Windows Virtual PC. This doesn't support using a physical disk as far as I can see, so I'd have to use a shared Linux data drive, with separate Ubuntu installations for the vm and for "real" use. Maintaining two installations seems a pain.
- Virtualbox, Windows host OS. Looks good, but the free version doesn't support USB.
- Virtualbox, Ubuntu host OS. Looks good, except for the USB restriction. Also Windows is my primary operating system currently, so this option makes less sense. Apparently you can turn USB on, but those instructions are old.
Any thoughts? Anyone have experience at trying to do something similar?