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Kipkay211 04-22-2013 10:11 PM

Can't access physical disk in virtualbox in Ubuntu 12.04
 
I have virtualbox 4.2.12 installed in Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a hard drive with an os that I can't loose however I am having trouble attempting to boot it. I have checked the virtualbox manual and it didn't help. The drive is a physical SATA 160Gb disk and I can access normally through colders and such but I need to boot it from virtualbox. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nbiser 04-23-2013 09:59 AM

Where exactly are you running into problems? Is it when you try to set the boot device in Virtual Box, or is it when the vm is actually trying to boot from the hard drive?

Cheers,
Nbiser

Kipkay211 04-25-2013 02:20 PM

I can't find a way to make the drive accessible to boot from, I would like to boot from it but VB only accepts files not folders.

273 04-25-2013 05:16 PM

I think you're looking for this:
http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch09.html#rawdisk
Heed the warnings and be extremely careful!

Kipkay211 04-27-2013 10:37 AM

I have tried it and it confused me and gave me an error at the same time. I can't remember the error and I'm not at my comp to check right now.


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