Is it possible to install Ubuntu OS with VirtualBox using physical Hard Drive Partition and then make it bootable?
What I want is the Ubuntu OS that I've installed in VirtualBox can be accessed and be booted both from physical machine and VirtualBox VM (not at the same time of course). So, sometimes i can boot it as a virtual machine and sometimes i can boot it as a real machine (as a dual boot alongside my main OS which is Linux Mint).
After reading some articles about this, here's the link:
- Migrate from a virtual machine (VM) to a physical system
- Using a raw host hard disk from a guest
- Using a Physical Hard Drive with a VirtualBox VM
- VirtualBox: using physical partition as virtual drive
I think I can do that, but I'm not sure about the result for my issue. It's said, if there's a problem in the process it will lead to severe data corruption.
Is it mean the entire data in my hard drive (not just a partition) will be corrupted?
I forgot to mention that, the Virtual Ubuntu OS that I've installed is partitioned to three partition. And the physical partition drive that I will use is one logical partition. This is the issue that make me not sure about the result.