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How can I install a guest system on a physical drive/partition in virtualbox running on a Windows host ?

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To use a physical disk drive directly in Virtualbox you need to first create a special vmdk file to reference the physical drive and then assign the vmdk file as a drive to your VM. Section 9.5.1.1 of the VirtualBox user manual shows how to create the vmdk file. More info here: http://agnipulse.com/2009/07/boot-your-usb-drive-in-virtualbox/

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Great! I didn't know this was possible! +1 –  Jonas Mar 12 '10 at 22:01
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This section provided all info I needed to do this

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch09.html#rawdisk

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