FreeBSD 9 and Windows XP
ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Mon Mar 11 13:38:47 UTC 2013
On Mon, 2013-03-11 at 14:31 +0100, Eduardo Morras wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:14:05 +0100
> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-03-11 at 13:51 +0100, Eduardo Morras wrote:
> > > As an addon to other answers, you can install VirtualBox, create a
> > > minimal hard disk with MBR boot menu that points to the WindowsXP
> > > partition. This way you don't need to restart in WinXP. The same
> > > be done from WinXP side, a minimal hd with MBR boot menu to
> > > the FreeBSD.
> > This does work?
> I followed the instructions (only once) from this page
> http://geekery.amhill.net/2010/01/27/virtualbox-with-existing-windows-partition/ and it works under FreeBSD 8.3 and WinXP.
> > I've got XP as VBox's vdi and just a folder to share content with
> > It would be possible to install XP bootable without VBox to a ntfs
> > partition, to boot it directly and if wanted, to use it also as
> guest in
> > VBox?
> I use it that way, my set up is 2 primary mbr partitions, one with XP
> ntfs, the other with FreeBSD ufs2+su. VBox installed on both.
> > I only use VBox to get applications for an iPad and to copy PDFs to
> > iPad, since ad-hoc networks until now never worked for me, but I
> > would like to test hardware sometimes, impossible with VBox, so
> > sometimes it would be nice to have a real Windows install.
> > If this should work, will it become impossible to use snapshots made
> > VBox? Will there be no confusion regarding to different drivers for
> > XP booted as VBox guest and booted directly?
> Don't know if VBox snapshots are usable, never tried.
> There's no confusion, WinXP access directly to the XP partition and
> FreeBSD to FreeBSD partition. If you don't play with VBox internal
> commands you are safe. I got a dirty fs on FreeBSD when WinXP crashed
Thank you :)
I'll flag your reply as "useful information", perhaps I come back to
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