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In my computer I have two operation systems Ubuntu and Windows. Usually I working in linux, but sometimes I should working in windows. Can I start in emulator my Ubuntu from another hard drive in Windows?

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So, let me get this straight. You have Ubuntu and Windows installed on your machine. You want to know if you can use Windows and start your existing Ubuntu installation in a virtual machine. Is that it? –  afsantos Feb 22 '13 at 10:57
    
Yes. I'm android and windows phone developer. For android I use Ubuntu for WP - windows –  NikedLab Feb 22 '13 at 10:59
    
Possible duplicate of VirtualBox: using physical partition as virtual drive. Also see Booting into a Virtual Machine from a physical installation and similar questions. –  Karan Feb 22 '13 at 18:25

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If I understood you correctly, you are using multi boot on your computer, and now you want to run your existing Ubuntu installation inside a virtual machine.

Apparently, this is possible with VMware. See if this is of any help to you. From this second hyperlink:

Many users install VMware Workstation on a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer so they can run one or more of the existing operating systems in a virtual machine. If you are doing this, you may want to use the existing installation of an operating system rather than reinstall it in a virtual machine.

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