I'm planning to write a simple bootloader. Nothing too complicated. Just really basic output and maybe keyboard input.
But it seems a bit crazy to restart my computer every time I want to run the bootloader. I have a vmware workstation license. Could I just create a VM and use it to boot my image or does vmware only support existing operating systems?
I also heard you can use "x86 emulators", but I have no idea which one I should get.
I'll use Ubuntu to write and compile the bootloader btw.