Yes your absolutely right, I am confusing this with winuae I guess I'm used to copying why whole amiga os setup to wherever, its not a virtual hard drive file, its just a folder on my windows drive.
I just hoped I could skip setting up a whole new xp. I'm hunting around for my windows programs and things now. Actually, thats probably better because I want a total stripped down to the bones xp install for my vector machine. There is still a few apps I use that wine really dosn't like at all...
On a side note, I thought of some more stupid virtualbox questions... How do I get files from my windows xp virtualbox setup
to my vector linux host? In other words, If I have folders or files on my xp setup, can I copy them back and forth to the linux setup and if so how? I'm pretty sure this can be done, and I'd rather not just email myself files if they are big folders and such.
Thanks for everyone's help, new vector install going great. Vector is really my favorite, started with red-hat back in the day, never used it much, then suse, used a bit more, gentoo, ubuntu a bit more... Now I'm vectoring and barely using the windows box anymore. Feels like freedom to me... Nice.