Possible to run WInXP an another partition within VM/Xen ?
My laptop came with Windows XP installed on a partition. It happens to be the only Windows install I have, and I do need it for school from time to time. I managed to resize the big ol' NTFS partition and install linux on the disk, so I really only boot WinXP about twice a month.
My question is, is it possible to load that WindowsXP environment within a virtual machine like VMWare or Xen or something similar without damaging it, or is the only way to use WinXP installed on a seperate partition booting it proper?
It would definitely make me much happier if I could just fire it up within my linux desktop vs a reboot, spend 10 minutes doing something trivial, and rebooting again.
Is what I'm proposing possible, or am I just talking nonsense?