Disclaimer: My question is different to and not answered in any of these similar questions:
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Info: I have a Debian 8 (stable, jessie) OS installed collectively on four partitions on my HDD.
My main OS, on the same hard disk drive is Windows 8.1. I’d like to, using
rawdisk, gain access to my Debian OS, through VirtualBox
Tried: I have tried using this command:
VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename "C:\Users\relax\VMs\Debian 8\data.vmdk" -rawdisk \.\PhysicalDrive0 -partitions 3,4,5,6
But it fails, saying:
VirtualBox Command Line Tool has stopped working
However, when I remove the partitions parameter, it creates the file and says it’s successful.
It's the only drive:
Partitions I want: (Zero-based index)
Question: How do I successfully run my Debian OS from a physical partition via VirtualBox?