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Re: [SLE] Picking a partition for windows in Vmware
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 07:06:36 -0800
  • Message-id: <200602010706.36671.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>

On Wednesday 01 February 2006 06:19, Simon Roberts wrote:
> Well, it _can_ use the partition, provided the partition is on a
> favored disk type (specifically _not_ SATA, not sure what the other
> restrictions are).
> But: 1) this isn't the "normal" mode of operation, you wouldn't do it
> that way unless you also want to be able to boot natively from that
> partition, or perhaps if the partition was pre-existing. 2) You don't
> install Windows from VMWare if you use a physical partition, you
> install it directly, and then kinda "import" the whole partition into
> VMWare.

Not hardly! Installing windows on one hardware configuration (the
physical hardware) and then running it on another (the VMware virtual
hardware) is at best suboptimal, may immediately cause Windows to need
to do more hardware-specific installations when run in the virtual
environment or may fail to boot at all. It may also trigger the Windows
hardware change mechanism, forcing you to re-register it with MS.

> ....
> Cheers,
> Simon

Randall Schulz

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