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5answers
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The Linux + Windows Issue

I face a problem. A common one. I want to use Linux for pretty much everything it's good for. But I also want to use Windows for the things Linux currently can't do. I'd like to be able to instantly, ...
2
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2answers
120 views

Is it possible to have a computer run two OS's in memory at the same time?

I'm sick of needing to reboot my computer every time I wish to use another OS, or run a virtual machine that skimps on power. With the onset of large amounts of memory for computers nowadays I began ...
4
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2answers
221 views

Can I boot up a virtual machine natively?

My question is: Is is possible to run a virtual machine natively on your hardware if you have installed the proper drivers etc? In other words, can I use a VHD as a regular hard drive to boot from? ...
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1answer
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Dual-boot AND Virtualize Both Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Dual-booting Windows and Linux is well-documented, as is running one of the bootable OSes as a VM inside the other (ex, dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu; in Windows, host Ubuntu in a VM using VMWare ...
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1answer
550 views

Virtualizing existing Linux partition on the local machine using VMWare Workstation 9.0

I am trying out VM Workstation 9.0 on Windows and I am tried to run the existing linux partition by following steps blow: Create a new VM > Advanced > Choose to install the OS later > select Debian 6 ...
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1answer
50 views

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 ...
8
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2answers
3k views

How to copy VirtualBox VDI contents to a partition and dual boot the OS from it?

I'm a Linux user but I keep a compressed Windows XP ISO with me on a pen drive for the case I absolutely need Windows to do something. This works in VirtualBox most of the time. But now I want to ...
2
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1answer
267 views

Win7 and Ubuntu installed on hard drive used simultaneously - virtualization

I'd like to run Linux(Ubuntu) which is installed on hard disk (Ext4) inside Windows7. Use two OSes, installed on hard disk simultaneously. I've found how to do this in other way around (VirtualBox) ...
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3answers
992 views

Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization

A friend of mine recently suggested something that intrigued me: in the case of needing multiple Operating Systems simultaneously, instead of dual-booting or using multiple computers, one could use a ...
0
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1answer
74 views

How is the 137GB limit counted in Virtual PC (two systems on one disk)?

I have a dual boot (Win7, XP) physical machine on my old computer which I want to virtualize and move to my new one. So I've uninstalled everything that I can and run shrink from RescueCD (used ...
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2answers
557 views

Advice on running multiple OSes - chroot, virtualize or dual boot

I have two drives (1 SSD, 1 SATA) in my ThinkPad W510 laptop. One is in a caddy taking up the bay that would normally hold the cdrom. I need to run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and I would like to also run ...
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1answer
517 views

OS Isolation: Virtualization or Dual-Boot Duplication, a General How To?

I want to isolate my windows 7 operating system and I have looked into virtualization. This should work with Linux, however, I do want to still have a way to run windows 7 securely, but without ...
2
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3answers
574 views

How can I run 2 already installed OS at the same time?

I have Win7 and Ubuntu installed on my PC, and I can choose which to run at boot time. I would like to be able to run the Ubuntu from within the Win7. Tools like VMWare allows one to create a new ...
3
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2answers
947 views

Windows 7 Dual Boot + Virtualization under Ubuntu 10.04?

Question(s): I currently have a dual boot: Win 7 x64 Pro & Ubuntu 10.04.1 x64. Is there a way to boot Win 7 as a virtual machine under Ubuntu without reinstalling anything, in addition to ...
2
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1answer
156 views

RAID and Partitions, guidance Needed

Alright I have a Biostar TA790GX3A2+ Mobo 2x Seagate 750Gb Hard drive (with 2 different speeds) an X4 9750 A GeForce 9800GT and 2GB RAM Hardware Specs link text I want ...
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2answers
486 views

How to Boot another windows inside windows?

I have a dual-boot environment of windows 7. I have two partitions on my hard-drive, each have a separate windows 7 installed on them. I was wondering if it was possible to boot one of them inside ...
1
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1answer
927 views

Can I boot Windows 7 from a VHD natively and within a virtualization host?

I'm a .net developer at work, but I'm doing more and more development in ruby on rails at home and I'm considering switching to Linux as my primary OS at home. However, I won't be able to totally give ...
0
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4answers
148 views

Running Vista from within Ubuntu

I have Windows Vista and Ubuntu installed on my computer dual boot. I'm interested in running Windows Vista from within Ubuntu. How can I do this?
4
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3answers
2k views

Can I run Linux as dual-boot AND virtualized on Windows 7?

I can run Windows on my Apple laptop exclusively (through bootcamp) or through virtualization (through Parallels). A great feature is to take a running Windows bootcamp session, 'pause' it and ...