VMWare Server - Use Physical WinXP?
woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 31 16:32:05 UTC 2007
(Fixed reply/quoting order...)
Chris Malton wrote:
> Robin Lewis wrote:
>> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>>> 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...
>>> Well I tried one using the whole disk, chose to boot Windows in grub,
>>> chose the Virtual machine hardware profile I created before, and got a
>>> BSOD. Stop error....
>>> Any ideas? I'll continue fiddling...
>> Hey Dave,
>> I did the same thing and got the same Stop error on the BSOD.
>> I looked for few solutions and it looks like windows cannot load
>> device drivers for some boot device (scsi controller in my case).
>> Vmware site mentions something about installing a lsilogic driver
>> before hand on windows but I am not sure how to do it. Has anybody
>> here been successful in booting winxp in a virtual machine directly
>> from a physical partition on a SCSI disk..?
> I know it is possible. Perhaps if you get VMWare to emulate the drive
> as an IDE drive?
> What the VMWare Site suggests is during the install of XP. Once you
> have installed XP, it's difficult to inject the driver. Setting the
> device as IDE (if you can) would be the best bet. Win XP has the
> drivers for that.
Unless I missed it, I didn't see anything giving me the option to use
it as an IDE disk... I'll have to look some more
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