Win7 & VHD Support

  Bob The Nob© 21:29 PM 08 Jul 09

Right guys, I wanna dual boot (Win7 & Fedora11) on my laptop but I wanna use my second OS in a VHD.

How would I go about this? I have created the VHD but I need to figure out how to install everything.

  GaT7 18:54 PM 10 Jul 09

Why don't you use something like VirtualBox click here?

Some instructions can be found at click here, & the PDF manual at click here. All the best with it, G

  Bob The Nob© 18:56 PM 10 Jul 09

didn't wanna run an OS ontop of windows.

I have decided to just re-partition everything.

  GaT7 19:26 PM 10 Jul 09

I believe you can create a VirtualBox (basically a VHD) in a different partition, by virtualising the partition instead of creating a VHD.

If you create a standard dual-boot, then no VHD/VirtualBox type software is required. I would install Win7 first, then the Linux distro as the latter usually has better inbuilt options/menus for dual-booting with other OSes. G

  DataCabbitKSW 19:41 PM 13 Jul 09

There are a veritable ton of guides on how to make a bootable VHD and set it up to boot on your system. Here are a small selection:
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They largely talk about the beta, but the same thing applies to the Release Candidate, Pre-RTM and likely also the final versions of Windows 7. If you are a MSDN/TechNet subscriber, the later test Pre-RTM builds have been coming out as .WIM images, so making them into VHDs is very easy. You can also find more information looking around the official Windows 7 RC Support Forum located here click here


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