Ubuntu on a laptop with one SSD and one HD...
Is this feasible?
Install Ubuntu onto a new laptop's 32-GB SSD, and use a much larger HD on the same laptop to store a Win7 Pro VHD and a Win 8 VHD that will run inside of Ubuntu. That larger HD would also store the Linux Home directory, pictures, music, etc. If that would work, which of these two drives should hold the Linux swap file and critical directories like /tmp , /sbin , /var , etc? How to guarantee that application installs don't use up the SSD's precious little space? I've heard that XFS is best for solid state drives, but is not as hospitable to the Linux bootloader as ext4 is. Maybe the boot menu isn't as big of an issue if I'm not dual booting, and just virtualizing?
If the above is not feasible, then are there recommendations regarding the minimum SSD size required to support such a Linux virtualization host in a HD//SSD-combo environment? I'm not a gamer, and don't have lots of graphics-intensive stuff. This would not be a commercial environment. I just want to gain hands-on experience using
a bunch of OS's at once. I have been through Linux+ lectures and hardware simulations, but have no hands-on. Hope I'm not cheating by bringing up multiple issues in one post.
Jeff in Colorado