Virtualize Dual-boot Linux

Comparing with WSL2

  • Pro
    • Allow maximum performance when using physical machine
    • Have Native GUI which can be accessed using VirtualBox
    • Native disk operation performance under virtual machine
  • Con
    • No app optimization and support in Windows, e.g. vscode, cuda (but vscode has ssh feature, and you have native linux cuda under physical machine)
    • Mapped file in RAM is not managed by Windows, naturally, thus requiring a larger RAM (Your RAM stores mapped files from both host Windows and VM Linux now)
  • Even
    • Other performance under windows, e.g disk operation across systems (using SMB)


n2n is a solution for Virtual LAN.

With VLAN many things can be quite easy, e.g. SMB sharing across NAT.