running windows boot partition in ubuntu
pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net
Sat Feb 13 18:17:00 UTC 2010
On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Jirka wrote:
> Yes. It is possible. With VirtualBox.
thanks for that very useful information.
I used the install method decribed at this URl, under the root account,
and it works like a charm.
I discovered that the access to the host disks is much easier than with the usual
virtualbox using the .vdi encapsulated file: once you share the / of the host,
you have immediate acces to all directories under it, including usb mounted drives.
The only problem I had was that I could not do the install under my own account.
The last line for that case seems rather funny:
"There could also be an issue regarding the write permssions on your
"hard drive" if you want to run your Virtual Machine as a standard
user. You might need a chmod 777 /dev/sda with /dev/sda unmounted."
It's not /dev/sda which may be mounted, but /dev/sda1, and the 777 mode seems
curious. ANyway, I tried with 666 and 777 on /dev/sda /dev/sda1, and none worked
under my account.
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