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Old 06-03-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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vmware to take control scsi drive

I install a vmware server on old Linux machine, where there is a scsi drive with ext3 filesystem connected. This Linux does not have a driver and cannot see the drive.

If i have a Fedora VM running on that this host. This Fedora has the driver and can detect the drive when running as a non VM. Is there a way that this Fedora VM can access the scsi drive if the host cannot detect the drive?

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Old 06-04-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
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100 % No. This is because , a GUEST OS in VMWARE can only detect the HW that is already detected by HOST OS only(paravirtualisation).

Plz correct me if I am wrong

Old 06-04-2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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what if the Host can detect the drives, for example as sdc and sdd.
How vm access this drives?


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