I'm not sure if I am posting in the right board, but it didn't feel quite right posting in /lam/, /sci/, or /tech/.
My objective is clear enough; I want to use a live Linux CD or flashdrive to boot a computer and visualize the computer's hard drive into a single .vdi file that Virtualbox can boot. How can this be done?
I have already seen this->http://askubuntu.com/questions/34802/convert-my-physical-operating-system-to-a-virtualbox-disk
-but this is not exactly what I want though. I do not want to take a raw image and then convert it to a bootable .vdi. I want to directly convert the hard drive straight to a .vdi in one step.
Granted, its easy enough to just image the hard drive, but again, I want to make a .vdi virtual hard drive from a physical hard drive. I'm not against paid software that does this (I think vmware does, not sure) but I want to use GNU and freeware first if any exist that does what I want.