[clug] Running Win8 under grub, or VBox + physical partition

Andrew Loughhead andrew.loughhead at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 01:55:25 MDT 2012

Yes it can. You use a command line virtual box tool to set up access to a
partition as a virtual disk.

I had it working, booting Ubuntu and then starting the bundled win 7 in
vbox. It still works but sadly I installed Microsoft security essentials,
which requires "genuine advantage" or some such. Windows now spots the
changed hardware and complains a lot.

Probably would not work well with non-oem windows for similar windows
validation reasons.
On 16 Oct 2012 18:38, "Mike Carden" <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>
> wrote:
> >  - Preferably, run Virtual Box under Linux and auto-start Winders from
> > the physical partition.
> I'm curious, is that something Virtualbox can do? I would have thought
> it would need the Windows installation to be rolled up as a VM image
> somewhere. I'd be most interested to hear that it can run a vanilla
> Windows installation from its native partition as a VM.
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