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Old 10-21-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy VMWare and Ghost

Hi all -

I've got VMWare 4.5.1 running on my linux box, with an XP virtual machine. I'm trying to enlarge the virtual disk that XP is running on. I created a new virtual disk with a larger size in my XP virtual machine, booted XP with a Norton Ghost boot floppy, set it to do a disk-to-disk copy.

It starts copying and everything is cool, then it hangs. I've run it 4 times now and it gets a little farther every time, but it's only making it about 25% of the way through the copy.

Partitions are FAT32, and I'm going from 4gb to 40gb. I get no errors of any kind. I tried closing all other programs running on the Linux box, so the only thing running is VMWare.

Any ideas?

The only other thing I can think of is that the source virtual disk is of type "compact" and the new one is "pre-allocated." They're both set as IDE.

[edit] I tried this again with both of type "compact" - still no luck.

Arg! Help! So much for this being a simple little project...

Last edited by phlyersphan; 10-21-2004 at 02:25 PM.
Old 10-22-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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