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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 ...
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- 08-04-2009 #1
Windows Emulation from HD
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,
- 08-10-2009 #2
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- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of 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!