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Dualboot OSX, second partition also as VM

Does anyone have experience with this: I set up my MacPro with a triple boot system (Snow Leopard, Mavericks, Windows). It is a bit of a hassle to boot switch between the two OSX's and running ...
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VMWare vs Dual Boot

I have a Lenovo Y510p having 8GB of Ram, 4th Generation Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB, and 1TB of HDD. It has Win8 on it. I need to use Ubuntu also. So i am thinking of dual booting ...
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How to boot an existing OS/disk from a virtual machine?

I have a dual boot with Windows 7/Linux and I want to be able to boot the Windows 7 from a virtual machine (VMware Player) without converting the real machine to a virtual machine. How to boot an ...
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Booting from VMDK

I recently found that you can mount a VHD (Virtual Hard-Disk) on the computer, tweak the boot table and end-up booting your VM as a regular OS (source). My problem is that Virtual PC was not meant to ...
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How to use a virtual machine to access an OS from a second HD?

I am going to have a computer with two 1TB hard drives. I plan on using 1 for Linux and the other for Windows. If I am using Linux, is it possible to have a Virtual Machine use the 1TB (windows) disk ...
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I have a dual-boot Win 7/Ubuntu 12 machine, when in Ubuntu can I run the Win 7 partition as a VM?

I have a working dual-boot configuration with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the primary OS, and Win7 x64 Ultimate as the secondary. Most of the time, rebooting to run Windows programs is just fine, as I want ...
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normal OS boot and virtual boot in windows as vhd

Is it possible to install e.g. ubuntu on a vhd in virtualbox and boot it normally at the pc start or start it as a virtual machine in Windows 8 or Win7?
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Can my PC and a dedicated server be on the same machine?

If I had a 500 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD installed on one computer, could I use the 1 TB HDD as a dedicated server using Linux Mint or Ubuntu Server Edition as the OS? Then on my 500 GB SSD IĀ could ...
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Virtual Machine vs. Dual Boot?

Similar to this question, I have a dilemma. I own a computer with Windows 8 on it, and that is not very convenient, because some games that I want to run crash on Windows 8. Therefore, I would like ...
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Is it possible to dual-boot my system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu and boot the same Windows OS into a VM while running Ubuntu?

So essentially I would like to be able to physically boot from either W7 or Linux on start-up, but I would rather remove the hassle of having to shut down everything I'm doing in Linux and wait for ...
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Linux side by side with Windows

I have a laptop with two partitions- one with a Windows 8 Pro, and the other with a BackTrack5 Linux OS. I can easily switch between the two, provided that I restart the laptop. Is it possible to ...
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Using the exact same OS to virtualize and dualboot

I want to be able to run a guest Windows 7 VM on my host OS X system and then be able to shut down my entire computer and boot that exact same Windows 7 system and pick up exactly where I left off in ...
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Boot from a OS on a separate partition via Plop boot manager? [duplicate]

If I install a linux OS on a separate partition, would I be able to boot that partition using VMWare (via Plop boot manager)?
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How to set up a PC which can be booted from Linux AND Windows?

Our PC was running Windows XP up to know. It has become incredibly slow and I'm considering switching to Linux (Ubuntu?!) as a fresh OS. However, there are some applications we rarely use which run ...
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Dual boot two windows 7

I want to have two windows 7, One for daily use and another for doing experimental stuff on it so I can have a good working windows 7 always. Let's name them A and B. I want to be able to boot into A ...
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Need suggetion on installing Windows Server on Windows 7 laptop

I recently bought a laptop with Windows 7 for software development. Unfortunately, Windows 7 Home Basic comes with a limited version of IIS which is not sufficient for development. I would like to ...
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Virtualbox: Raw linux partition not booting

I have a dual-boot laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to boot the ubuntu partition from windows using Virtualbox. I have successfully created the .vmdk, and created the virtual ...
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Is it possible to run my other partition inside of a VM?

So I have dual boot machine with windows 7 and ubuntu 11. I would like to, at times, run a vm from one partition to another. For example sometimes I would like to do certain things in windows while ...
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Install Windows 7 on Mac mini with CD mounted on Windows Vista

I plan on buying a Mac mini of the new generation without an external DVD drive if possible. I do have a few PCs running Windows Vista or different Linux distributions but no Mac. I know that it is ...
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Is it possible to have a bootable Ubuntu partition that you can also access via a VM (ala Windows/Boot Camp/VMware or Parallels on Mac)?

I'm hoping to do something similar to the way you can install Windows on a Mac's 'Boot Camp' partition, but then you can also open that partition as a Virtual Machine using Parallels or VMware from ...
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Dual-Boot vs. VM for Windows 7

From reading older questions, it seems that running a second OS in a VM is the preferred way to run different instances of an OS. However, wouldn't an OS running inside a VM run slower, since the ...
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Use same Ubuntu install in physical or virtual machine

I'm planning to install Windows 7 x64 soon. I'm planning also run Ubuntu. I wish to use Ubuntu for developing, and for doing live music. I'd like to be able boot directly into Ubuntu for live ...
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Adding Ubuntu to a Windows Laptop

How can you add Ubuntu to a laptop that already has Windows 7 64bit installed? I would consider using a virtual machine, but would need to understand the tradeoffs vs a dual boot.
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Dual-bootable Virtual Machine

My work computer is a Linux desktop with a Windows 7 virtual machine for Visual Studio and IE testing. I'm very picky, and I don't want to configure two Windows installs... but I can't think of a way ...
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Application that allows access to the other os in a multi-boot computer

Is there any application that allows access to the other os in a multi-boot computer? Access like in a virtual machine. Wherein you are able to see your other installation through it. Make file ...
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How can I run an existing WinXP partition (dual boot machine) inside KVM?

I use KVM to run virtual machines on Ubuntu Jaunty and virt-manager to configure them. My machine is dual-boot, and I don't want to have to reboot for my occasional uses of Windows. So I set up a VM ...