I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (from Windows Vista). I assumed, unwisely, that because it was an upgrade it wouldn't need to screw around with the MBR. However, it apparently did, with the result that my Linux partition is now invisible until such time as I reinstall LILO.
I don't really want to do that because I was planning to virtualize my Linux partition anyway. I also don't really want to nuke the partition, create a VDI from my backup, and recreate the partition with it - I can if that's the only option, but I'm hoping someone can give me an easier way to directly import the existing partition. To add insult to injury, whenever I search for this on Google, I get instructions on virtualizing an existing Windows partition, which begin by talking about how it's much harder to do this for Windows than for Linux.
So - anyone? What's the easiest way to do this? (Note: the soon-to-be guest OS is Debian 64-bit, if that's relevant.)