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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:46:47 +0300
From:      Odhiambo Washington <>
To:        James Seward <>
Subject:   Re: Importing into VMWare Workstation 6.5
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On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 6:40 PM, James Seward <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Odhiambo Washington <>
> wrote:
> > For those who are running FreeBSD inside VMWare, I have a FreeBSD-7.1 on
> a
> > hard disk. I also run VMware Wkstn 6.5 running on a Windows XP PC.
> > Is there an easy way to import from the hard disk to a guest OS? Suppose
> I
> > have the hard disk connected to the XP box?
> If you're happy to leave FreeBSD on its own disk (rather than
> importing into a .vmdk), simply create a new VM and tell VMware to
> "Use a physical disk" in the "Select a Disk" part of the
> configuration. Point it at the required drive and away you go. I have
> used this before to allow me to both boot my PC to FreeBSD, and to
> Windows with FreeBSD still available.

The thing is, I want to give the whole setup from that disk to a friend to
run as a server, and he's bent on running it under virtualization. I offered
to clone this to a disk for him but he says he wants me to help him run it
under VMWare as a guest OS.

Is it possible to make a DVD out of an already running server, which can be
used to install it anywhere you feel like?

If I cannot do any of the two above, then I have to install everything
afresh for him as a guest on his virtualization platform and that is

Best regards,
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