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sreich

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    RE: Boot Windows 7 Virtually && Physically (dual boot)
    Yes, I know it is because of the inadequacies of windows. Well, tbh, I'm not even interested in running my linux installation inside windows, since that's just backwards, because I am inside linux all the time, and windows is the one that makes things difficult/annoying. I've heard of vmware's workstation edition, which is supposed to allow this, from what I have read (allow what I want, that is).
    Link to this post 02 Jun 11

    Yes, I know it is because of the inadequacies of windows.

    Well, tbh, I'm not even interested in running my linux installation inside windows, since that's just backwards, because I am inside linux all the time, and windows is the one that makes things difficult/annoying.

    I've heard of vmware's workstation edition, which is supposed to allow this, from what I have read (allow what I want, that is).

  • sreich
    RE: Boot Windows 7 Virtually && Physically (dual boot)
    Actually, I wouldn't even have to chroot a linux system. I could even run it in a VM and it would Just Work.
    Link to this post 02 Jun 11

    Actually, I wouldn't even have to chroot a linux system. I could even run it in a VM and it would Just Work.

  • sreich
    RE: Boot Windows 7 Virtually && Physically (dual boot)
    Well, for instance kvm allows to easily boot(virtualize) from an existing hard disk, by simply typing in e.g. qemu-kvm --hda /dev/sda. I can install Windows regularly, to the hard disk, but then the VM blue screens. I also tried to install it through the VM, to that hard disk, which resulted in a blue screen when trying to boot normally. So it lets me have one or the other, but not both :) BTW, the BSODs are SATA/disk controller related -- I wish I could find a way around that...perhaps someone with more experience w/ VM's can chime in. The thing is, apparently what I want to achieve is documented quite well for < Win7 -- but there's nothing going for in terms of ==. But yeah, the only reason I want to use the VM is just more of convenience so I don't have to step out of my regular linux installation. And I couldn't stand to run a linux vm *inside* of windows ;-) (especially given how much of my system's resources I already use, between compiling and stuff).
    Link to this post 29 May 11

    Well, for instance kvm allows to easily boot(virtualize) from an existing hard disk, by simply typing in e.g. qemu-kvm --hda /dev/sda. I can install Windows regularly, to the hard disk, but then the VM blue screens. I also tried to install it through the VM, to that hard disk, which resulted in a blue screen when trying to boot normally. So it lets me have one or the other, but not both :)

    BTW, the BSODs are SATA/disk controller related -- I wish I could find a way around that...perhaps someone with more experience w/ VM's can chime in. The thing is, apparently what I want to achieve is documented quite well for < Win7 -- but there's nothing going for in terms of ==.

    But yeah, the only reason I want to use the VM is just more of convenience so I don't have to step out of my regular linux installation. And I couldn't stand to run a linux vm *inside* of windows ;-) (especially given how much of my system's resources I already use, between compiling and stuff).

  • sreich
    Boot Windows 7 Virtually && Physically (dual boot)
    Okay, I have an existing Windows 7 installation on a hard disk, which I dual boot to for when I feel like gaming... I was hoping I could setup a booting arrangement where I can boot into Windows 7 and my existing Fedora installation, yet from within the Fedora installation, use a virtual machine application to use /dev/sda (in this case). This way if I ever want to change something, or update, install, etc. I can simply do so without leaving *nix. So far, the solutions I have come across only cover Windows XP or so. I have tried getting it to work under KVM, but I just receive the lovely bsods. Is anybody aware of how to get this to work, with either KVM, VirtualBox, or (at the very worst) VMWare? This really seems like a difficult topic of which I have been googling and asking around about for a week or so :/ (p.s. I hope this is the proper forum section, but sorry if it isn't)
    Link to this post 29 May 11

    Okay, I have an existing Windows 7 installation on a hard disk, which I dual boot to for when I feel like gaming...

    I was hoping I could setup a booting arrangement where I can boot into Windows 7 and my existing Fedora installation, yet from within the Fedora installation, use a virtual machine application to use /dev/sda (in this case).

    This way if I ever want to change something, or update, install, etc. I can simply do so without leaving *nix.

    So far, the solutions I have come across only cover Windows XP or so. I have tried getting it to work under KVM, but I just receive the lovely bsods. Is anybody aware of how to get this to work, with either KVM, VirtualBox, or (at the very worst) VMWare?

    This really seems like a difficult topic of which I have been googling and asking around about for a week or so :/

    (p.s. I hope this is the proper forum section, but sorry if it isn't)

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