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Would it be possible to create a Virtual Machine and copy all of my files into a new drive. Make a identical copy of my 16.04 and then install 18.04.

I did "try it out" but it is all new and doesn't have half the things I have on 16.04. Like fakexrandr, my 4k TV is split into 5 smaller displays, I just want to see what it would look like if I upgraded to 18.04 with my current setup.

I also have windows installed (dual boot) if needed.

  • Possible? Yes, there are methods to convert an installed system into a virtual drive file that can be used with virtualization software, and it'll probably work for the purpose you want, most things anyway. But the one thing you mentioned might not. I don't know how much your fakexrandr setup depends on the graphics and its drivers but I suspect a lot. In a typical VM the virtualized graphics device has poor performance and very limited VRAM so I think it won't work at all for that setup you're so eager to test. – GabrielaGarcia Jul 12 at 13:33

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