I've found older posts on this topic, but wanted to know if there have been any newer developments.
I've got a machine which has a pre-existing Windows 7 installation, and I'd like to put Kubuntu on it for doing things only Linux will let me do. I'd like to keep my Windows partition, however access it from my Kubuntu partition, similar to how I would with VMWare, with the host/guest type setup except that the 'guest' operating system is installed and accessed from another partition. Is this possible and, if so, how would I go about achieving this? I'd only want to access Windows 7 from Kubuntu, not vice versa.