VMWare Server - Use Physical WinXP?

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 29 23:12:05 UTC 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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