Re: VirtualBox WinXP host, Linux Partition guest?
Steve C. Lamb wrote:
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:08:30PM -0400, Mark Neidorff wrote:
Hi. I'm not quite sure what you want to do, but it sounds to me like you
want a windows host to boot a linux guest.
So, you need to download the correct windows binary, install it and then
create the linux guest in the windows host.
This is where I am now. A Windows host is booting a Linux guest from a
hard drive image.
Did that answer your question?
Nope. What I want to do is have my Windows host boot a Linux guest from a
*real* hard drive partition, not an image. The VirtualBox help gives a method
to do the reverse, IE, a Linux host booting a real Windows partition.
However, the command to do so references the partition from the /dev tree;
something that obviously will not work for a Windows host. I'm looking for
the Windows version of that command.
The command is the same except the device section is as follows (from
user manual section 9.9)
*On a Windows host, instead of the above device speciﬁcation, use e.g.
May need full path to VBoxManage to work.
The only problem I had was getting an mbr to boot the linux partition.
Tried the fakembr package but as I have grub in the MBR of the physical
disk it wouldn't work for me. I eventually used a grub floppy image
mounted at boot time pointing to the menu.lst on the linux partition