Using Boot Camp with VirtualBox?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jesus I, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Jesus I macrumors member

    Jesus I

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    Hi, Is it posible to run the Windows partition bootcamp created, with VirtualBox? so instead of running Windows on VirtualBox with a virtual partition, it does directly with my physical partition?

    Actually, it is possible in Linux and Windows, but in the manual there are no instructions for Mac, but it might be posible.

    If not, does Parallels or VMWare can?

    Greetings.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Parallels and VMware definitely can
    I can't say for VirtualBox

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Jesus I thread starter macrumors member

    Jesus I

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    Oh, and does Parallels is free? I do know VMWare isn't.

    Thanks.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Parallels is NOT free either, only Virtual Box

    Fusion or Parallels or Virtual Box (free)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. Jesus I thread starter macrumors member

    Jesus I

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    Just got a reply on the Virtual Box forums.

    I got this link:

    http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/4492

    Done what is said in that post, now, what should I do next?

    Here is the log of the Terminal:

    Code:
    Last login: Sun Jul 12 11:01:54 on console
    Macintosh:~ jesus$ sudo vboxmanage internalcommands listpartitions -rawdisk /dev/disk0
    Password:
    VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.2.4
    (C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    All rights reserved.
    
    Number  Type   StartCHS       EndCHS      Size (MiB)  Start (Sect)
    1       0xee  0   /0  /2   25  /127/14           200            1
    2       0xaf  25  /127/15  1023/254/63        157568       409640
    3       0x07  1023/254/63  1023/254/63         32885    323373056
    Macintosh:~ jesus$ sudo vboxmanage internalcommands createrawvmdk -rawdisk /dev/disk0s3 -filename win7raw.vmdk 
    VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.2.4
    (C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    All rights reserved.
    
    RAW host disk access VMDK file win7raw.vmdk created successfully.
    Macintosh:~ jesus$ 
    Greetings.
     
  6. registerviplav macrumors newbie

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