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    Can Virtualbox do this?

    Is it possible for virtualbox to have a virtual machine linked to a bootable partition. E.G. i have a windows partition, along with my 2 linux distros, and i was wondering if i could virtualize the windows partition under linux, that way i dont always have to boot up to windows just to use a few programs and i can keep my sessions together.

    I know parallels does this, does anyone know if ANY other free virtualization software can do this?

    feel free to ask me to clarify that, i can't think of a better way to word it right now.

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    Not the answer you want but VMware offers (free of charge) VMware converter which can make an entire copy of you existing Windows partition with all your programs in to a virtual machine. Take your current desktop with you.

    VMware Converter for workstation to virtual pc and virtual machine migration - VMware

    Makes the transition from bare metal to virtualization easy.

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    Not sure if this is what you want but read:

    chapter 9.9 in this virtualbox manual

    Using a raw host hard disk from a guest


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