Subject Re: [ib-support] Duel Boot Machines
Author Paul Schmidt
On 20 Dec 2001, at 15:31, Ian Newby wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am purchasing a new machine which I intend to duel boot between
> Windows XP Pro and Mandrake Linux 8.1. This machine will be used for
> development work of a Firebird based system. Half of the development
> work is in Java (Servlets) for which I intend to use Linux as the
> development environment (where possible). The other half is in Delphi
> (therefore windows :-().
> My question is this..
> If I partition the disk into at least 3 partitions (1 Linux, 1
> Windows, 1 data) with the data partition something like Fat32, can I
> use the same firebird database whether booted in Windows or Linux?

What I do, I took a 486, that I bought for $20, it runs RH 6.1 and
FB 0.9.4 something, this machine is a DB server, the HDD is big
enough to hold the databases and then some, it's a little thin on
memory but the databases I run are lab-testing databases so they
are quite small. I think I added a $5 network card, so total
investment was $25.

So you could dual-boot your main machine, and then re-connect to
the DB server. You could even run the Java servelets on the DB
server for a more interesting test.


Paul Schmidt
Tricat Technologies