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Booting Linux from Virtual Hard Disk

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How to configure the BCD store in Windows 7 in order to load an alternative operating system (Linux or similar) from VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) located on a NTFS partition?
Booting from VHD is a new, exciting feature in Windows 7 Ultimate/Professional - that means that you can boot an operating system which is installed on normal file, not on a partition :-).
Please, don't tell me that there is no way - I know that the way must exist!


Edited by hagonbc, 28 October 2009 - 02:28 PM.

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Can't be done to boot Linux.


One of a new features in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is the ability to boot from a VHD. It is pretty simple to enable this feature and have it ready at your disposal! Before you begin you should note the following…

* You can only boot a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 VHD
* You must configure the boot editor from a Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 install
* You cannot use a Virtual PC VHD, I suggest a Hyper-V VHD
* You need to start with a clean slate, don’t try and reuse an old VHD

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