Booting into a Virtual Machine from a physical installation
I like and use Windows 7 more than anything. But there is times when I want to run Ubuntu or some other Linux. However it is aggrivating to have to reboot the computer everytime i want to switch.
My goal is to make it where i can run Ubuntu from a VM or from boot. To explain in more detail:
I want it where when I'm in windows I can run Ubuntu in a VM like VMWare, but if I want to just use Ubuntu I can boot from the same Ubuntu installation when I restart the computer.
So my question is: Can I use VMWare to boot from a REAL partition, then boot Ubuntu from the GRUB menu if I choose to only run Ubuntu?