So I currently have dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop. Ubuntu has a major problem with display drivers (screen backlight) that I haven't been able to solve, so I'm looking for alternatives.
I would like to use some kind of virtual machine program on windows that will boot up my existing linux install into a fullscreen window. I am after one of two scenarios:
1) Something that would mount and boot my existing Linux install from where it is, so I can still dual-boot if required. This seems like the cleanest option, and would make life very simple indeed.
2) A way to make a copy of EVERYTHING from my existing ubuntu install onto a virtual machine, leaving me free to delete the linux partitions, and use ubuntu via vm only.
Scenario 1 is preferred.
Thanks for your help.