Ticket #8929 (reopened defect)
undoc'd Windows XP trick does not work in virtualbox (active partitons)
|Reported by:||Charlieb000||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.2||Keywords:||Active partition|
do this on a real computer: run UBCD and mark the sole partition of your computer active using MMC. reboot without disk, and you should receive error: NTLDR missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot.
then i copy contents of windows drive to the disk and it runs because NTLDR is copied.
do the same in virtualbox and i get FATAL: No bootable medium found! system halted. obviously a virtualbox error, not seeing the active partition on the virtual drive.
This virtual drive was created using version 1.62 as i was using a win2k host at the time, but the copying was done using the 3.1.2 (and failed to boot), and tried running it on 4.0.8 and not going.
UBCD mmc still reports there is a single partition on the drive, and is active. 160GB drive, 48GB partition.
currently vista host 4.0.8 and not yet a XP sp1 guest.