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Old 08-21-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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LXer: P2V: How To Make a Physical Linux Box Into a Virtual Machine


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Over the last four days, Iíve been exploring how to convert physical Linux boxes into virtual machines. VMWare has a tool for doing P2V conversions, as theyíre called, but as far as I can tell it only works for Windows physical machines and for converting various flavors of virtual machines into others. I could have just rebuilt the whole machine from scratch on a new virtual machine, but that takes a lot of time and the old build isnít that out of date (one year) and works fine. So, I set out to discover how to transfer a physical machine to a virtual machine.

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