I have ubuntu 11.10 installed on a bootable USB stick. Now, I wish to use the very same installation without having to boot from within Win7 64bit. I figured that this could possibly be done with a virtual machine. Since I have Skype, Thunderbird, Dropbox etc. installed on the stick, I dont want to redo this for the VM version of ubuntu. So, is there an easy way to achieve that? I prefer VMWare over Virtual PC, but if there is no way around it in VMWare, I will adapt myself of course.
Any hints or suggestions are very welcome!