running windows boot partition in ubuntu

Jirka klimes at
Tue Feb 2 15:11:41 UTC 2010

Noah <noah-list <at>> writes:

> Hi there,
> I have a dual boot machine XP and ubuntu.  I want to run my XP partition 
>   while booted in ubuntu.  what is a good program to easily handle the 
> task please?
> Chers,
> Noah

Yes. It is possible. With VirtualBox.
Probably there are some other possibilities. (I'd like to find some info on

I ran it myself some time ago with VirtualBox 1.5.4 and then 
VirtualBox 2.0 and Fedora.
I had dual boot configuration with Windows XP and Fedora.
And I was able to boot Windows both natively and in VirtualBox from Fedora.
Even if there were some problems with mouse and keyboard.

I wonder why some people say, it's not possible and just confuse others.
Try e.g. these links:


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