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I'm currently running a linux virtual machine on a windows XP host with virtualbox(3.1.2) and I would like to copy it and run it on a partition of my machine. I want to use my vm as primary os but keep my windows partition (in case).

  • How to copy the vm to a phisical disk?
  • Will there be any issue with grub?

Any lead?

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Try running CloneZilla 'backwards' (from virtual to physical), I think it should work. Or buy a copy of Norton Ghost

EDIT: Of course you need to run it once 'forwards' also if you want to move the XP to inside the VM.

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