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Old 02-13-2007, 08:14 AM   #1
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Vmware booting an OS from the slave drive

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I have a slave drive doing nothing. Is it possible to install an OS to it and boot the partition from within vmware. Obviously id like to ensure it doesn't see it when i turn my computer on. I just want to use it for vmware. Master drive has Grub 1.5 (Ubuntu and windows xp pro dual boot). Reasons for doing it: -testing vmware server console. -creating vmware images has been tested, want to try a pre-installed partition.

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Old 02-14-2007, 05:07 PM   #2
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If I understand this correctly you wish to install an OS then use that install as a guset under vmware. If so I have seen post like using existing windows in vmware as a guest with out installing it as a guest to start with. Only thing is the hardware profile will have to be created to use the vmware virtual hardware to interface with it. In essence you have two hardware profiles. One when using it as a guest and one using it from a straight bootup into it. Now I have only seen things on Windows OS so for others like Linux as far running the same install as stand alone and as a guest I am not sure. I would search google for ' vmware run existing OS '.



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