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domU for xubuntu primary email and internet VM
domU for windows 7 dev VM
domU for windows 8 to play with
Have presently got dom0 as debian. And an ubuntu server domU, I install xubuntu-desktop on this. But can't figure out how to access the UI desktop.
Want to be able to switch between xubuntu desktop and windows 7 desktop )once installed). E,g, not dual boot, side by side, and not one embedded in the other (aka virtualbox).
how do I get to the desktops? Then how would I switch between them?
Accepted AnswerAlex KretzschmarOffline0you'd want VGA passthrough for each VM.
in effect you'll need one GPU per video output you want, then you need to make sure you can passthrough 3 separate USB controllers individually (one per VM) and have a keyboard and mouse (possibly connected via a hub) which you switch manually when you change monitor inputs.
it's a very easy setup to achieve with a HDMI switch.
i've written about windows 8 VGA passthrough with my ATI card on my blog. I had no luck with windows 7, only 8 and linux domUs worked.