Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

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Re: Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

Postby cthrax » 23. Jul 2013, 20:25

@phophollety Did you ever find a resolution to this? I'm having the exact same problem, it would be really nice not to have to reboot to get to the windows install.
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Re: Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

Postby blueytoo » 13. Oct 2013, 08:31

I have been running the Bootcamp partition (Win7 64bit) on 10.6.8 64bit in Intel MBP for more than a year with no problems, until I had to do an archive and install after corruption. Then it didn't work and I forgot which recipe I followed to get it to work.

Found this was the original post that I followed that worked for me at least as far as Steps 1 and 2 except my vmdk is running as SATA, not IDE, and works fine.:
http://luckyviplav.blogspot.com.au/2011 ... rtual.html
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Re: Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

Postby ramam » 23. Sep 2014, 18:31

Anyone here please provide the screenshots for how to run bootcamp windows 7 using virtualbox
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Re: Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

Postby ramam » 23. Sep 2014, 18:33

please provide some one screenshots of how to run bootcamp windows 7 using virtualbox
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Re: Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

Postby ChipMcK » 24. Sep 2014, 00:50

ramam wrote:please provide some one screenshots of how to run bootcamp windows 7 using virtualbox

google search youtube virtualbox bootcamp
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Re: Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

Postby Nathan Smart » 12. Apr 2015, 06:40

I have done this tutorial (as well as all the other ones that are just like this with various tweaks) and every single time I try to start Windows in VirtualBox it just says "Error loading operating system". I can't seem to find anyone else with this issue (unless people aren't quoting the error message when they write about it). Can anyone help out?

I'm on an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) with Yosemite 10.10.1 running VirtualBox 4.3.26. I don't know if it matters but I have a Fusion drive and whenever I do all the stuff in Terminal my Bootcamp partition is always disk1s4 and not disk0 like all of the tutorials have. So, anywhere it says "disk0" I always use "disk1" - I'm not a normal user of the Terminal so I don't know if stuff like that matters.

Again, I don't know exactly what information matters in troubleshooting stuff like this so I'm just throwing a bunch of stuff at the wall, hoping that any of it makes sense to someone here. Has anyone else had that error?
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Re: Discussion: MacOS Bootcamp Partition as a VBox Guest

Postby loukingjr » 12. Apr 2015, 09:15

Nathan Smart wrote:I don't know if it matters but I have a Fusion drive and whenever I do all the stuff in Terminal my Bootcamp partition is always disk1s4 and not disk0 like all of the tutorials have. So, anywhere it says "disk0" I always use "disk1" - I'm not a normal user of the Terminal so I don't know if stuff like that matters.


FWIW I imagine the fact you have a Fusion drive is the entire problem. The first thing I don't know is when you boot into a Bootcamp partition if Windows is "hybrid drive" aware or if it just runs on the HDD and bypasses the SSD. If so, there would be no point in referring to it. I can tell you if you use the wrong terminal commands you can render the Fusion drive inoperable.
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