Can I run Windows and Linux simultaneously from two separate hard drives whilst still being able to boot each individually?
The scenario is as follows: I have two HDDs (SSDs in this case). One has an installation of Ubuntu 11.10 and the other has an installation of Windows 7. I have kept the two bootmanagers separate as I wish to maintain independence, thus I toggle the operating system I use at boot by manually selecting a different drive to boot from in BIOS.
However, it would be amazing to run the physical disk that is not currently in use as a virtual machine, either running Windows from Linux, or vice versa.
All guides and manuals require me to create an image of my physical disk and use that as a virtual disk, however I wish to leave the original installation untouched, other than any edits I (the user) make during runtime.
Effectively, can I run Windows and Linux simultaneously from two separate hard drives whilst still being able to boot each individually?
I do not wish to use KVM or any other thin virtualization environment, as I prefer to have full hardware acceleration, and Windows has great powermanagement on this laptop, and the Linux drivers suck.