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Vista on Sun VirtualBox

Postby JSP on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:50 pm

Hi, I'm new to Linux Mint and wanted to run some Windows programs without using WINE. I've installed Sun VirtualBox to try and create a virtual OS but realised that I have no install CDs for Windows, just some old recovery CDs. I am running a dual boot on my laptop with Vista on one partition and Mint on the other. Is there anyway that I can tell VirtualBox to look on the other partition for the boot or what? Is there a way to get round not having an install CD?

Many thanks.
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Re: Vista on Sun VirtualBox

Postby atlef on Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:16 am

It is possible to create an image of your already installed Vista for use in VirtualBox, but it seems to be a lengthy process. If you feel up to it, here is one person who has tried this.

Good luck.
(I might even give this a try, but just not now as I do not have Windows on my machine at the moment.)

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Re: Vista on Sun VirtualBox

Postby JSP on Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:00 pm

I doesn't seem to work. The version of VirtualBox that he used (-ose) doesn't seem to be compatible with Mint.

Thanks for your help anyway, when/if you try it and you find a way around it could you let me know how you did it? Thanks. :)
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Re: Vista on Sun VirtualBox

Postby atlef on Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:41 am

Well, try the non-ose version from Sun.
Do not know if it makes any difference.

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