The pest again

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Jul 22 03:36:16 UTC 2008

On 07/21/2008 07:01 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 07/21/2008 05:44 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> But not in the way that Mario suggests.  VMWare has "raw disk" support,
>>> allowing you (if you feel lucky) to run Windows from it's own partition.
>>> Virtualbox only allows you to run it off a virtual disk image.
>> Can you point me to a howto for doing this in VMWare? I use VB (and am
>> quite happy with it w/Win2KP), but I also have two systems with WinXPP
>> on them; one has XP on a partition, the other has XP on it's own drive.
>> Both were OEM installs, so no CD's etc & it's a pain to have to reboot
>> (I use them for troubleshooting customer issues w/new devices etc).
> No can do - if they're OEM installs they aren't going to work under VMWare
> raw-disk anyway.  I know - I've been there, done that.

Thanks. I'll save the trouble & keep dualbooting.

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