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A while back, I decided it would be a good idea to dual boot my laptop with gentoo and vista. All went fairly well, never used linux much, because rebooting’s a pain.
I was bored a minute ago, and wondered if I could make the same linux install work in a virtualbox VM. A bit of fiddling and a google, and I had it booting. Added one network driver and the install now works flawlessly in both VM and natively. Cool beans
I am pondering a way to make it automatically boot / timeout into linux when being booted inside the VM, whereas it defaults to vista natively. I really doubt GRUB can detect virtualbox.
My current plan is to make a CD or floppy image which will boot the linux partition, and put that as the boot device for the VM in virtualbox. I’m thinking this would work, and I bet I can do it, but it seems a bit ugly.
Anybody else have an elegant hack? Anybody else ever done what I’m doing? It seems like a pretty useful thing, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it before.
I just got a captcha on slashdot, for “Repealing”, to which I don’t have a clue as to the meaning. I then had an idea: Combine captchas (Have I spelt that right?) and a word a day calendar. If you get the word right, it tells you what it means.