I will soon have a dual booting development machine, with Windows on one HDD and Ubuntu on the other.
They will be configured such that when booted as Windows the IP address is 10.0.0.2 and when booted as Ubuntu the address is 10.0.0.3.
What I would like is:
a) When booted as Ubuntu, a virtual machine comes up using the Windows HDD as its store, on 10.0.0.2.
b) When booted as Windows, a virtual machine comes up using the Ubuntu HDD as its store, on 10.0.0.3.
It would therefore be symmetric - regardless of which main OS is booted, the rest of the network would always see both a Windows machine on 10.0.0.2 and an Ubuntu machine on 10.0.0.3.
Is this possible?
I can foresee problems with OSs not liking the hardware changing beneath them (from physical to virtual and v.v.) on reboot. Are there other issues I should look out for?
P.S. I've just seen Booting a native Windows install in Virtualbox: is it possible? which gives me some hope.
Edit: corrected server to development machine.