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Guitarist88 11-13-2008 09:07 PM

VirtualBox Raw Access, Windows Host, Linux Guest
 
I am currently attempting to run openSUSE 11 from a raw disk on VirtualBox 2.04 and I have found that information about doing it with a Windows host and Linux guest is scarce. I have followed the VirtualBox Help in creating the vmdk file. However when booting the vm, I run into a problem with Grub. I receive an Error 21. And so you know, grub is on my mbr.

If someone could let me know how to work around this, that would be great.

Thanks.

syg00 11-14-2008 04:09 PM

I don't use raw, but with grub not being able to find the disk, sounds like you haven't registered and/or assigned the image for the guest. I would expect the commands for entire disks to be applicable to partitions as well.
But like I said, I haven't tried it - OpenSuse as a normal guest using an expanding disk image on XP seems to work fine for what I need.

Guitarist88 11-14-2008 04:41 PM

Yeah I got passed this problem using a supergrub disc to boot into the opensuse bypassing grub. I don't think this is even something that is supposed to be done though. I guess I thought Vmware Fusion does it with bootcamp partitions, why can't I do it with my linux partion, WRONG! It was very messed up booting into it as it would look for both my hdds and wouldn't find them, leaving me at a console with no functionality. No fun. I just wanted to run my linux partition without rebooting.


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