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managing double boot from VNC when connecting from remote

Posted on 2014-11-30
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Hello,
i have a computer with double boot (windows / Linux) that i connect to remotely
how can i manage the double boot trough VNC or similar tool ?
i want to be able to see when connecting remotely what option i want to choose (WINDOWS or Linux)
can it be done ?
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Question by:sikadmin
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dominicanisimo earned 250 total points
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I am afraid what you are asking is not possible.
Unless you have some out-of-band management tool like ILO, DRAC, or IP-based KVMWARE that you can remotely access, then my only suggestion to you is to run one of your OS in Vritual mode of the other one.

You can choose which one will be your host,  then you can always remote to that one and launch your Virtual one from there.

VMWARE Player, VirtualBox,  there are a few free programs for that.

Alternatively,  you could edit the boot order of  Grub from Windows to boot in Linux next time or viceversa.
normally (in Ubuntu) is at:
/etc/default/grub
then you will have to sudo update-grub when finish.

For editing those partitions in Windows, I will recommend the free GUI from paragon:
http://www.paragon-drivers.com/extfs-windows

Although a pain, due to manual changes, this might help you.

Good luck on your choices.
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by:Zsolt Pribusz
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You need HW support for this. If your system is not server but supports Intel's vPro technology, and your have capable cpu, then you have luck.
Check this: http://www.howtogeek.com/56538/how-to-remotely-control-your-pc-even-when-it-crashes/1
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That is a excellent mechanism. Wish it was more widey deployed with other manuractures.

I wonder how that would work with encrypted drives.

DM
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