[ubuntu-uk] Can I run my OSX partition in VirtualBox (or something like it)?

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Jun 16 15:57:50 BST 2009

Tony Travis wrote:
> Hello, Doug.
> No, you have to create a virtual filesystem for the gust OS. Some people 
> have created a virtual filesystem for running a pre-installed Windows XP 
> under Virtualbox, using the copy of Windows already installed on their 
> hard disk, but you can't actually use the hard disk - You have to copy 
> it to a virtual disk on the host OS that is accessible to the guest OS.
> Virtual box is pretty good BTW, and I recommend giving it a try!
> I use it to run M$ Word, so I can edit the M$ formatted documents 
> EXACTLY the way our admin want them :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
VMWare does allow booting from a physical drive or partition, although 
whether or not a standard install of OSX will boot without any hacking, 
I haven't a clue.  I did managed to boot Ubuntu this way though.


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