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I just installed Ubuntu on my rig again, and wanted to know if there was a way to set up my already existing Windows install on it.

So... Is there?
    
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So you want Virtualbox to run Windows on your physical ubuntu platform?

Oh i understand now. You already have both OS's installed; but still wonder if you can run existing Windows in under virtualbox
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Yup.
    
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u said existing windows? Is it a virtual OS? VMWare or virtualbox?

Oh saw the last comment by youra6... the answer to that is no. You need to boot to ubuntu, load virtualbox, then you can put in an XP cd (or whatever OS) and load it just like you would on a seperate pc.
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I actually believe you can;

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=973756

Go to under boot physical partitions part of the thread. Its post 6

cheers

I remember my instructor telling me about this; we actually followed these instructions
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I actually believe you can;

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=973756

Go to under boot physical partitions part of the thread. Its post 6

cheers

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Dude, thanks. I wish I could rep you more than once. haha.
    
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you technically can... lol haha no problems; once is more than enough
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Quote:
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I actually believe you can;

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=973756

Go to under boot physical partitions part of the thread. Its post 6

cheers

I remember my instructor telling me about this; we actually followed these instructions
there is only 1 instruction there.... that's it? Kind of weird... very interesting.... never knew.... sorry i assumed. I've been using virtualbox on a daily basis for 2 1/2yrs. I think i would back up my windows first.... heh,heh
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If it doesn't boot at first, go to VirtualBox and set your harddrive controller to ICH6. That should make it bootable.
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there is only 1 instruction there.... that's it? Kind of weird... very interesting.... never knew.... sorry i assumed. I've been using virtualbox on a daily basis for 2 1/2yrs. I think i would back up my windows first.... heh,heh
You kinda need to click on the followup links that he provided.

@gonX: Will keep in mind.
    
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