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    Just Joined! guillermo.odone's Avatar
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    Dec 2005

    Windows Emulation from HD

    Hi to all,

    This is my trouble.

    I installed Ubuntu 8 server on my Vostro in an external HD Drive; so my internal HD Drive with windows is intact.
    I changed the BIOS Setup so it boots first from an external USB Device, then from CD and finally from Internal HD.
    What I want to do, but don't know if it can be done, is with QEMU or VBox or else, to boot my Windows HD.

    Can be done ?

    Thanx to all,

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Some of these VM tools have the ability to import a system from the hard drive, or you can use a 3rd party tool such as LapLink to migrate programs and such from the hard drive to the virtual machine. The problem with booting a VM from a hard installation is that the device drivers are wrong. However, using the Windows hard drive to store your data is not a problem.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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