I have a 80GB portable Hard Drive that I would like to install a Ubuntu virtual machine on. It has to be completely independent- meaning that the virtual machine will successfully boot on any Windows XP or greater machine that I hook it up to.
I have tried Qemu, but have note been able to get Synaptic to work correctly and therefore have not been able to install the program that I need and is Linux-only. (Kalzium, which is a KDE periodic table.)
I tried simply copying the files from my VirtualBox directory to my hard drive but I get a COM error when I move to a different machine and it won't even load.
I am looking for a solution that will allow me a completely hardware independent Ubuntu Virtual Machine that will run on Windows XP with the ability to install Kalzium through Synaptic.
I am almost ready to give up on this... and I don't give up very well. Please help!
Thanks a million.
EDIT- Just to clarify, it does NOT have to be bootable, but it does need to be able to run on any Windows XP machine.