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#1 john3voltas

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Hello there.

 

Based on another post here, http://reboot.pro/to...-with-grub4dos/ , I would like to know what is needed to boot a linux distro from a VHD(X) file resident on a NTFS partition of a PC running Windows 7.

I have the PC running Windows 7, I have grub4dos installed and I need to know how I would install the linux distro to the VHD(X) file and how I would be able to boot it from G4D.

I think I could install Virtualbox, create a VM, add a VHD(X) virtual hdd to that VM and install Linux on it. That's one way. Are there other alternatives that I wouldn't need Virtualbox?

And how about actually booting the distro from the VHD file with G4D? What kind of menu.lst entry would I need?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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#2 antonino61

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Posted 4 weeks ago

linux in windows. some distros have this feature: deepin, ubuntu (some versions only), mint (some versions only). u also need wubi in order to get it done. 


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#3 john3voltas

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Posted 4 weeks ago

linux in windows. some distros have this feature: deepin, ubuntu (some versions only), mint (some versions only). u also need wubi in order to get it done. 

 

Hi antonino61,

Thanks for sharing that possibility but I am really looking forward to using grub4dos, not wubi.

It might become a alternative in case there's no way of doing that with grub4dos. But it will need to support Arch Linux which is what I currently use.

Thanks.

 

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#4 antonino61

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Posted 4 weeks ago

wubi for installing, and it would still be a wubi version of grub4dos that would load it.







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