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    Linux within Linux

    I am running 64-bit Ubuntu Maverick, 2.6.35-25. So I got VirtualBox (from Sun/Oracle, not Software Center) and am installing Mandriva (2009) within it. I have allocated a 8GB virtual drive according to the VB guide.
    Here's the question. Once I reboot (the entire frame, not just Mandriva itself), would the Mandriva's "virtual" installation bleed-through into GRUB? Or is the Mandriva installation fully isolated and is only accessible though VB in Ubuntu?
    Oh and any installation/modifications within the VB does absolutely no changes to my existing disk/system, correct?
    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Linux within Linux

    Anything that is running in a virtual machine is confined to the virtual machine.

    You won't see anything changed on the host system.
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    Xubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Linux within Linux

    virtualbox creates a virtual harddrive. the entire virtual machine will be contained in a file, and will not affect the host OS. it is safe to use, have fun.

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    Re: Linux within Linux

    Alright, thanks guys.
    I support SOPA and I dare say it.

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