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    Pangolin, VirtualBox, Win XP, UEFI, and GPT

    As I understand it, Windows XP doesn't support UEFI. Ubuntu 12.04 does. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 in legacy boot mode and would like to convert to UEFI and GPT. However, I don't want to cause problems for my Windows XP system that is running in a VirtualBox VM under Ubuntu 12.04. Does anyone know whether Ubuntu 12.04 utilizing UEFI and GPT can host a Windows XP system running in VirtualBox?

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    Re: Pangolin, VirtualBox, Win XP, UEFI, and GPT

    Quote Originally Posted by acag View Post
    As I understand it, Windows XP doesn't support UEFI. Ubuntu 12.04 does. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 in legacy boot mode and would like to convert to UEFI and GPT. However, I don't want to cause problems for my Windows XP system that is running in a VirtualBox VM under Ubuntu 12.04. Does anyone know whether Ubuntu 12.04 utilizing UEFI and GPT can host a Windows XP system running in VirtualBox?
    VMs run in their own environment, they have nothing whatsoever to do with the boot environment of the host machine.
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    Re: Pangolin, VirtualBox, Win XP, UEFI, and GPT

    Quote Originally Posted by dcstar View Post
    VMs run in their own environment, they have nothing whatsoever to do with the boot environment of the host machine.
    My understanding of this statement is that I can have Ubuntu boot with UEFI and have an XP VM in Virtualbox boot with Legacy. Is that correct?

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