"Here is my recipe for converting a virtual computer
into a real one. I have used it with Debian versions 4 and 5
(servers and desktops) and with floppyfw (routers and firewalls).
The method should work with most, if not all, GNU/Linux
distributions. I use VirtualBox to create the virtual machines but
other virtualisation software (VMware, QEMU, Parallels, etc.)
should work just as well. I offer no guarantees -- use this recipe
at your own risk!
"Create the virtual machine
I assume you already know how to create a virtual machine and
install GNU/Linux onto it. I usually create a virtual computer that
has a small disc with all of the files in the first partition (when
separate partitions are needed for /home, /var, etc., I prefer to
make these afterwards on the real computer, as described below).
For desktop and server machines, I use a virtual disc size of about
8GB. Install GNU/Linux on the virtual machine and set it up with
the applications and settings that you want."