Request for help on VM

Jerry Feldman gaf at
Sat Mar 21 13:22:46 UTC 2009

On 03/21/2009 09:16 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On 03/20/2009 01:49 PM, RAMAKISHOREBABU KOPPULA wrote:
>> How to do this with VirtualBox?
>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Mike Burger 
>> <mburger at <mailto:mburger at>> wrote:
>>     Paul W. Frields wrote:
>>         On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:51:53PM +0100, Joachim Backes wrote:
>>             RAMAKISHOREBABU KOPPULA wrote:
>>                 G'day all,
>>                 I have two partitions in my PC. I have installed F10
>>                 on one partition  and Windows XP on the second
>>                 partition. Now, can I run the XP as guest  OS on F10
>>                 using VM? and how?
>>             Did you try VirtualBox?
>>         VirtualBox isn't part of Fedora, and it's not required to do
>>         what the
>>         OP's asking about.  The virtualization that comes with Fedora
>>         works
>>         just fine.
>>     That being said, and the fact that the OP wasn't specific about
>>     which VM system he wanted to use, if a specific one was in mind,
>>     VirtualBox works wonderfully, so far, in my limited use, if he's
>>     interested in that option.
> To convert a Windows partition to a Virtual Machine can be done in a 
> few ways.
> 1. Use VMWare's P2V converter. This will convert the data in the 
> partition to a .VDK file. You can then import this into Virtualbox. I 
> don't know if you can do the same with KVM (Fedora's built-in virtual 
> machine).
> 2. Virtualbox has a web page on how to convert physical to virtual:
> <> 
3. Convert to KVM essentially use VMWare's tool to convert to a .vmdk, 
and use qemu-img to import it into KVM.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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