VMing XP

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VMing XP

Postby GuptRX » 5. Apr 2009, 14:14

hey everyone, newbie here so please forgive any obvious things i overlook.

im running OS X on my new MBP and also want 2 run XP.

just wanted to know if VIrtualbox can VM from a bootcamp partition? like if i create the boot camp partition so i can run XP natively and then run the virtual machine from there, copying files between osx and xp like other VMs?

cheers

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Re: VMing XP

Postby GuptRX » 5. Apr 2009, 14:49

also with the bootcamp can i run XP Pro 64bit edition? or only 32?
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Re: VMing XP

Postby chip » 6. Apr 2009, 07:05

What you want to do is set VirtualBox up to use a raw disk. It was covered in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9223

Tip: if you're going to be running an NTFS partition for your Windows guest, you'll need to install MacFuse+NTFS-3g. This may be tricky if you don't know what you're doing, so you might be better off using FAT32 (although your max file size with fat32 is 2GB).
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Re: VMing XP

Postby OSX@Linux » 13. Apr 2009, 01:43

I've just gotten VirtualBox to boot off of my Boot Camp Partition. If anyone wants details then please ask. I need to write up how i did it :)
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Re: VMing XP

Postby OSX@Linux » 13. Apr 2009, 03:37

I'm going to start a new thread for it though
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