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Re: Qemu and existing windows partition

David Baron wrote:
There is only one virtual machine that can do such a thing and that is Parallels and that on an Intel Mac. This is because both the Mac and Windows OS's have the same hardware installed. Not opensourse.

VMs and Emulators (Qemu and VirtualBox are emulators) present their own hardware configuration to the VM. This is why one uses a disk image rather than a real installation. Qemu emulates specific hardware with available drivers for Windows. VBox less so and Win98 will not run correctly. Qemu runs most anything, Vbox is more fussy.

Everybody seems to want to run these things on a real installation. Even if such a capability were presented, don't do it since the installation will be changed over to the emulator's configuration. And if you do not have the Windows installation CD (stop thief!), you might not be able to get the emulator "hardware" up and running.

Good explanation. Thanks.


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