VMWare Server - Use Physical WinXP?
woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 30 00:12:05 BST 2007
Michael James wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:10:20 am Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> My laptop has WinXP installed on sda1, and Ubuntu on sda2. Has anyone
>> with a similar setup used the Wizard in VMWare Server to use the WinXP
>> install as a guest to Ubuntu? To be precise, if I try this, I'm
>> wondering if the WinXP install will get hosed....
> Boot into the native windows install and go to the hardware wizard.
> Create a "vmware" profile as well as the default one.
> You could all the existing profile "native" or "hardware".
> Don't bother to change anything in either profile at this stage.
> Re-boot into Ubunto and fire up VMware.
> Give the virtual machine access to the raw Windows partition.
> Boot Windows within VMware and choose the "VMware" profile.
> Windows will say something to the effect of,
> "Wow things have changed, do you want me to adjust?"
> Saying yes will only change the "VMware" hardware profile,
> leaving the "Native" one for real boots. (if you ever do that again...)
Hmmm, got Grub error 17... When I created the VM, I chose to use just
the WinXP partition. I wonder if I should haven chosen the whole disk?
Probably have to edit Grub so I have plenty of time to choose WinXP.
Ubuntu is the default...
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