The Best of Both Worlds

Running Linux inside Windows using QEMU.

Dashamir Hoxha has been a Linux specialist for many years, but occasionally, he has to use Windows as well. He has experience with server administration and network configuration.

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Booting Windows from Linux via Qemu

jmit7521's picture

The article is great and I successfully booted my Linux installation via Qemu. I am interested in booting my Windows installation from the Linux side using Qemu. If you have any suggestions please post them.

Thanks,
JPM

I have tried (months ago)

Dashamir's picture

I have tried (months ago) with something like: '-hda /dev/hda' , and I remember that I have failed.
Anyway, a QEMU virtual machine has different "physical" devices compared with your real machine.
So, if the windows partition is booted inside it, I guess that it is going to find "new hardware" etc.
It is something similar to removing the hard disk and booting it inside another machine.
While linux is flexible enough to endure this kind of migration, I am not sure about windows, it has
to be tried.

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