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windows partitions on fedora16

asked 2012-05-27 16:04:23 -0500

sriram gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 11:24:01 -0500

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Hello,

I have installed fedora16 in windows using VMBox thinking that I need not have to switch between win7 and linux. I never had any problem when I have installed both OS in dual boot mode. This VMBox from oracle gives an opportunity to use both OS in a single boot mode and hence I thought it would be better than the single boot. But, now I am unable to see the windows partitions in linux. I tried fdisk -l and it is not showing any win7 partitions except the one that was dedicated to linux. Any suggestions as to how can I enable win7 partitions in linux?

Any possible solution in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Thanks and Regards, Srram

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answered 2012-05-28 06:00:52 -0500

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The fedora system is running in a virtual machine and so is isolated from windows and the hardware ( like the matrix and the real world in the movie of the same name ). There is a virtual dedicated drive, a virtual dedicated hardware and so on.

You should use shared folders for that : http://www.sysprobs.com/setup-shared-folders-virtulbox-easy-readwrite-access-physical-partition

The folder you share will appear like a shared folder on the network on Fedora, that can be used with nautilus, or on command line with smbclient.

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answered 2012-05-28 06:49:10 -0500

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well you should read this first http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization

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