Over the past several months, in my copious free time, I have been working on a project to virtualize an old Windows XP box with a rather curious partition and boot configuration. This grand project involved:

Exciting stuff, huh!

Actually, the process got pretty involved, and I ended up peering into some dark & dusty corners. I wrote my learnings down in most copious detail:

It’s got more hyperlinking in it than you can shake a stick at.

Please enjoy!