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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:49 pm 
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hey sorry 2 bother but I'm a total n00b with virtualization thingy.

Is it true that if your laptop is dual-boot (winXP and say Mandriva2009), u can boot up to Mandriva2009 and also run winXP OS ?

Can it be done the other way also ? Boot to winXP and then run Manriva2009 within winXP environment ?

Whats the best "program" to do the above ? Preferrably the first one (boot to Mandriva2009 and then run winXP OS) ?

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:16 pm 
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I use VirtualBox to run XP (32-bit) in seamless mode on Arch (64-bit). However, it's installed in a virtual hard drive, so I can't reboot into that XP install natively.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:44 pm 
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oh i really meant i want to boot up using my Linux partition, and then be able to run the already installed winXP that was installed on a separate partition.

Is this do-able ?


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:48 pm 
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logicmaster2003 wrote:
oh i really meant i want to boot up using my Linux partition, and then be able to run the already installed winXP that was installed on a separate partition.

Is this do-able ?

I've never tried this, but I assume you could use either a virtualization app or an emulator if you just open the disk as a file.. eg.,

~$: qemu /dev/sda1


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:10 am 
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I've done it in vmware server. Never tried it in qemu or virtucal box.

In any case, you'd have to setup hardware profiles in your guest OS to deal with drivers.


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