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February 14, 2009 10:46:34 AM

Is there a Virtual Machine for Linux that can run the OS already installed on a second HDD?

Example:
A program under Mandriva runs Vista installed on my secondary disk (Vista boot and works normally).

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February 14, 2009 7:33:26 PM

VMWare and, I think, most other Virtual Machines can use a hard disk partition as their disk, in the way you describe. However, the Vista on your hard drive will be configured for the real hardware that you have, whereas a Virtual Machine will present different (emulated) hardware. Even ignoring activation problems, it just won't work. The likelihood is that you'll end up screwing up your Vista installation.
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February 15, 2009 3:19:04 PM

Guess you are right.
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September 4, 2010 2:37:15 PM

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September 4, 2010 2:37:16 PM

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