VMWare in Fedora Land
Ow Mun Heng
ow.mun.heng at wdc.com
Wed Apr 7 02:20:12 UTC 2004
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> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com]On Behalf Of John Thompson
> Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 1:07 AM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: VMWare in Fedora Land
> On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 19:30:40 +1030
> Mark Limburg <mlimburg at users.on.net> wrote:
> > Not really a Fedora question, but it's running on it :P
> > I have VMWare v4.0.5 sitting here, running XP in a 20G
> virtual drive.
> > I was wondering if there was a way to tell it of a seperate (real)
> > drive I have in my machine, which normally houses a 120G XP
> > installation. This would be quite cool, as it would provide me a
> > network path to this 120G partition which I could then read
> and write
> > from!
> Yes. Although setting up a bootable raw drive is still a bit
> of a trick, it's relatively trivial to add an existing raw
> drive to a VM that boot from a virtual drive. This can be
> quite handy, as the native Windows NTFS support will be used
> to access the drive, rather than the "experimental" linux
> NTFS support.
> To set this up, power down (not just "suspend" but a full
> power down) your Windows virtual machine. With the proper VM
> highlighted in the main VMware window, select
> "VM...Settings...Hardware"). Click on the "Add" button and
> select "Hard Drive" and just follow the prompts for adding a
> physical drive.
You know.. I'm curious and afraid that I'll screw up my XP
partitiion!! And I don't have backup. (& I don't fancy a
What's the confident level that it won't screw it up??
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