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December 1st, 2009, 06:57 AM
i have read the tutorials about how to run Windows XP in Virtualbox, but the problem i'm having is that i don't have the xp bootable disk, and i'm having trouble finding that, or a downloadable iso file for it, anyone know where i can get one of those? also ubuntu is sharing space with the xp OS, is there anyway i can boot it that way instead?
December 1st, 2009, 07:04 AM
It's called RAW Disk Support/RAW Disk Access
December 1st, 2009, 07:14 AM
i have read the tutorials about how to run Windows XP in Virtualbox, but the problem i'm having is that i don't have the xp bootable disk, and i'm having trouble finding that, or a downloadable iso file for it, anyone know where i can get one of those?
To do this legally you will need to purchase a copy of XP to use. The terms for Windows single user editions (what most people have) allows you to have the OS on one system at a time. You never own Windows, you are only given a license to use it. This doesn't change if it is virtualized.
That said, there are ways to get Windows free or at a very low price without breaking any laws if you search for them. Microsoft offers students Windows for around 25 dollars, or free if you are enrolled in computer classes at certain schools.
December 1st, 2009, 07:27 AM
Microsoft does provide VPC images to allow web developers to verify websites using different versions of Windows/Internet Explorer. The following tutorial shows how to download and use these images with Ubuntu/Virtual Box: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1097080.
December 1st, 2009, 11:08 AM
the freest windows available: http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html
December 1st, 2009, 11:11 AM
Technically correct, but are you suggesting the OP use it ?
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