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Can Win7 be run dual-boot and in a virtual machine?

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I have a machine with a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 Pro and Fedora 20. I wonder if it is possible these days to run the Win7 installation in a virtual machine using the raw disk and still be able to boot it on the bare metal when necessary.

What is the best VM tool for doing this these days?

posted Jan 6, 2014 by Bob Wise

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Yes any block device can be used as backing, including a partition. Obviously you don't want it mounted in Fedora while the VM is running.

for VM tools try virt-manager or virsh + VNC

answer Jan 6, 2014 by Kumar Mitrasen
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