Xen on Edgy

Jef Driesen jefdriesen at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 13 10:39:32 UTC 2006

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 10:18 +0100, Jef Driesen wrote:
>> Has anyone tested this? Because on one of those pages [1], I read 
>> Windows XP is not support.
>> [1] http://www.vmware.com/support/ws45/doc/disks_dualboot_ws.html 
> I haven't tested this myself, but where do you read this at this link? I
> only see the raw disks are not supported under XP, otherwise the page
> specifically explains how to set this up for XP

Under the section "Windows XP" I read "Running a Windows XP guest from a 
raw disk is not supported.".

I understood that if you have a dualboot (windows/linux) and want to run 
the existing windows installation inside a virtual machine on linux, you 
need to create a new virtual machine and specify the already existing 
physical windows partition as the disk image (rather than a true vmware 
disk image). And I believe this is exactly what a raw disks means. But I 
could be wrong of course.

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