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Re: Request for help on VM



On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 07:54 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 05:00:00PM +0530, RAMAKISHOREBABU KOPPULA wrote:
> > I have two partitions in my PC. I have installed F10 on one partition and
> > Windows XP on the second partition. Now, can I run the XP as guest OS on F10
> > using VM? and how?
> 
> Set up a VM, and for the disk device, select "Normal disk partition"
> and point to the device node that contains your Windows system.  If
> you're not sure what that is, run:
> 
> su -c 'fdisk -l /dev/sda'
> 
> (Provide the root password at the prompt.)  Look for the device that
> contains an NTFS file system; this is the one you'll use in your VM
> guest setup.  I'm using KVM on F10, but I think this is fairly
> standard.

Does this actually work?  I thought Windows XP was very picky about the
hardware it's on, so, at least as far as I understand it, it will
complain that hardware has changed when it's run in the VM (if it boots
at all).

I normally recommend separate system partitions for *real* Windows XP
and *virtualized* Windows XP, but maybe my information is dated.

Jonathan

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