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I am unable to boot my physical Ubuntu 64-bit partition from within Windows 7. I have applied the following steps.

How can I run my ubuntu partition in Windows? vmware?

I chose the physical disk instead of linux partition so that I managed to start grub boot loader. But when I choose ubuntu after grub bootloader is displayed, I get the following error:

"The cpu has been disabled by the guest operation system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point"

Following attempts didn't work:

  • Disabling hyperthreading from BIOS
  • Disabling cpu power saving feature from BIOS
  • Removing usb devices from VMWare configuration.
  • Removing CD/DVD devices from VMWare configuration
  • Removing network adapters from VMWare configuration

I have an i7 Intel processor. How can I resolve above CPU related error during ubuntu partition boot process?

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I don't have an answer, but hopefully some of my thoughts here will lead to one. If the host were Linux, I would just point VMware to the block file representing the physical disk, and tell it to boot from there, but I have no idea how to accomplish the same thing in Windows. It's what I've done with KVM and VirtualBox anyway. –  supercheetah Sep 8 '13 at 10:15

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