This post represents my personal, subjective opinion based on my own experience. As such, this should not be taken as a software review or as a recommendation not to use this software.
My opinion may be biased due to previous negative experiences with VMlite's software in general.
I have tried. 1. Trying to boot from existing vhd
Following the instructions carefully, I am able to prepare all Windows vhd's to be used with VBoot and add them to VBoot start menu. All Windows vhd's boot OK, until Windows boot screen, and then (without an exception) a BSOD causes PC to reboot back to square 1.
Tested Windows vhd's: XP Pro SP2, XP Pro SP3, Vista Ultimate x86, Vista Ultimate x64, Seven Ultimate x86, Seven Enterprise x86
All mentioned vhd's tested on one laptop (see my specs) and two desktops, one running Seven Ultimate x64 and the other Seven Enterprise x64.
Trying to mount other than Windows vhd's have not worked at all. Here trying to mount Ubuntu 10.04 vhd. VBoot tries to mount the vhd:
Until it finally fails, telling that the vhd is write protected (which it is not):
This happens with all tested Linux and Solaris Unix vhd's. 2. Trying to create a vhd and install OS using VBoot
Every installation seems to work, this is what I normally got:
But after testing, only Windows 7 Enterprise guest vhd was able to boot, which it did completely problem free. Installation of Seven using VBoot command line options took about 15 minutes, plus an additional 7 minutes after first boot to vhd.
All other tries failed, Linux and Windows. The most common reason to fail:
So, after an 8 hour test session, I would like to say this is a pretty useless piece of software.