Similar to other setup questions, but slightly more complicated.
With two 500GB drives, please help determine the best setup for web development:
- RAID 1 for mirroring
- Windows 7
- Linux (Ubuntu)
- Linux Swap (if necessary)
- Storage - to be used by both OSs (data, documents, etc.) - NTFS
- XAMPP on each OS for development
- Single settings file for PHP (also MySQL, Firefox, etc.) used by both OSs
Each operating system has its own uses during development and I really want to be able to develop in one OS and then switch back over to the other OS and still be able to continue development without missing a beat. I was wondering if this seems feasible or if it's not worth the hassle. And if it is feasible, how do I go about achieving the 'single settings' for XAMPP to be used by both OSs.
I assume that someone is going to tell me to just use virtual machines, but I would prefer to dual boot.