|07 Mar 2011||#1|
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Can I load up my linux partition in Virtual Box or any Virtual Machine
Hi, I am new to virtual machine.
I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot on my single harddisk right now.
Windows 7 on sda1, ubuntu on sda2.
Just wondering, could I use any virtual machine software, virtualbox or virtual PC or vmware, to run my ubuntu on sda2 under windows 7 or to run my windows 7 on sda1 under ubuntu?
I know that it usually needs the guess OS install to as a "file". Can this "file" be my sda2 partition? Because I want to run ubuntu while I am running windows 7, at the same time. And don't want to reinstall my ubuntu.
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|07 Mar 2011||#2|
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You need a tool to convert an existing partition into a VM.
Then you can run the VM, but no, partitions cannot be run directly as a VM.
Google "Converting an OS partition to a VM" to see how. (I don't think you can convet back, atleast I've never heard of anyone doing so)
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