Hello, fellow dual-booters. I am sure many of you, while using your windows installation, for one or another reason needed to use Ubuntu. Using a virtual machine does the trick, but with virtual os’s you have limited resources and require more space. That’s why I thought if it is possible to boot your existing, already installed Ubuntu through a virtual machine while still using Windows. As it turned out, it was possible. So, let’s see how it’s done.

Creating grub boot disk image

1. Boot into your Ubuntu installation
2. Somewhere create an directory(I’ll name mine iso)
3. in the iso directoy, create subdirectoy “boot”. In the boot directory create a directory named “grub”. Now, your directoy tree should be “<path-to-your-iso-dir>/iso/boot/grub”
4. now, copy all the files in your /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc to your grub directory. By command prompt, you can use:

cp /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/* <path-to-your-iso-dir>/iso/boot/grub

5. also, you need to copy the…

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