Ladies and gentlemen, hello.
I've been running W10 and Ubuntu for a moment now and it's time for my annual full clean up day. Everything were more or less fine but I was a bit bothered about start up time, and as I am the kind of wanting best of all worlds, I want to give a try on an improved environment. Note that this question will not be about general installation method, I'm fine on that.
My current setup is W10/Ubuntu 14.04/exFat Data partition, without any hibernation/fast boot.
I would like to move on the follow setup : W10/Ubuntu 16.04, without any shared partition, and with W10 fast boot and Ubuntu hibernate (after testing my computer compatibility with $sudo pm-hibernate). I intend instead to have Windows and Ubuntu have their own Data folder on /, C:/ (I already have external HDD for saves). I use few data space, mostly for studies, and have no problem having a data duplicate on HDD
I have therefore three questions related to this setup idea :
-> I read that Fast boot save Windows state in a .sys file, creating conflicts which I experienced myself (oh dear, thanksfully I do regular external saves). But as long as Windows and Ubuntu does not share any partition, do I risk anything ?
-> Is there a way that Windows hibernated NTFS partition can be read (not written) so I can retrieve data to make a copy on my Ubuntu ? And the other way around ?
-> My computer should be sufficient to run Ubuntu on a VM. In case previous idea is impossible, is it possible to have Ubuntu Hibernate function on a VM when Windows have his own Fast boot as host OS ?
Thanks in advance for your patience and future ideas, answers, thoughts.