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Virtualizing a running system

On 02/25/2009 11:56 AM, Ted Roche wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:
>  =20
>>  Let's say we have a person running Windows with plenty of installed
>> applications. What I would like to be able to do would be to somehow
>> encapsulate that version into a VDI.
>>    =20
> The way I have done this in the past is to:
> 0) Shrink the windows partition to the size it will have in the VM,
> make video display driver generic VGA.
> 1) Backup the windows partition using partimage or Clonezilla.
> 2) Install the desired OS and VM manager
> 3) Boot Ubuntu or Clonezilla in a new VM, restore the image from #1 to =
the VM.
> 4) Wrestle with Windows to work on the new (virtualized) hardware and
> go through Windows Authentication.
>  =20
On 02/25/2009 02:20 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
> How to migrate existing Windows installations to VirtualBox

Thanks guys. This is exactly what I was looking for. Not sure I'll do=20
this for an Installfest, but it is certainly something I want to=20
investigate both as an addition to my Virtualization on the Desktop=20
presentation, but possibly as a way of moving my wife to Linux.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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