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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:40:01 +0000
From:      James Seward <jamesoff@gmail.com>
To:        Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Importing into VMWare Workstation 6.5
Message-ID:  <720051dc0901160740v724d5805h9b4886a4fa056988@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <991123400901160656x5192a45ei4b586165044ee182@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <991123400901160656x5192a45ei4b586165044ee182@mail.gmail.com>

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On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com> 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.

/JMS



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