Project Information

About this project:

This is the vdfuse project ("vdfuse")

This project was registered on on May 29, 2014, and is described by the project team as follows:

An addon to ubuntu/debian kernel that enables booting a VHD.


Install ubuntu in a virtual hard disk using VirtualBox. Download the package and unzip into the VM. Set execute permissions to and run it as sudo user. This prepares the virtual hard disk to be bootable from grub.

Use vboot grub bootloader provided to install a grub entry for windows. Edit the grub.cfg file of the grub bootloader to include an entry for the ubuntu virtual hard disk based on your setup. Some examples below,

menuentry "Ubuntu-Regular-Install" {
vhd vhd0 (hd0,1)/ubuntu-14.04.vhd --partitions
linux (vhd0,1)/vmlinuz-3.5.0-46-generic host=/dev/sda1 vdisk=/ubuntu-14.04.vhd root=/dev/vdhost/Partition1 quiet
initrd (vhd0,1)/initrd.img-3.5.0-46-generic

menuentry "Ubuntu-Regular-Install-With-Separate-Boot-Partition" {
vhd vhd0 (hd0,1)/ubuntu-14.04.vhd --partitions
linux (vhd0,1)/vmlinuz-3.5.0-46-generic host=/dev/sda1 vdisk=/ubuntu-14.04.vhd bootpart=/dev/vdhost/Partition1 root=/dev/vdhost/Partition5 quiet
initrd (vhd0,1)/initrd.img-3.5.0-46-generic

menuentry "Ubuntu-With-Encrypted-Root" {
vhd vhd0 (hd0,2)/ubuntu-14.04.vhd --partitions
linux (vhd0,1)/vmlinuz-3.5.0-46-generic host=/dev/sda2 vdisk=/ubuntu-14.04.vhd bootpart=/dev/vdhost/Partition1 encroot=/dev/vdhost/Partition2 root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu-root quiet splash
initrd (vhd0,1)/initrd.img-3.5.0-46-generic

This should get you up and running.

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