Monday, January 12, 2009

VirtualBox Raw Disk Boot Fails

I tried to use a raw partition as a virtual disk and tried booting Windows XP. The farthest I could get was the boot loader followed by a text-mode progress bar on selecting Windows XP and it would just hang at that point.

Booting Ubuntu 8.10 off the raw partition didn't go much further either - the bootloader just choked.

I guess all I can do with a raw partition is use it alongside a virtual disk to access data :-(

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