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    Hello.

    I hope someone can help me. I want to virtualize a workstation with dual-boot system. On Partition C is Windows 2000, on Partition D is Data and on Partition E is Windows 2000 Server

    Until now i could not convert this Workstation, so that it works correctly in the VM and with the possibility to choose the boot system.

    Maybe someone of you have a workaround or how to instruction !?
    I use VMWare Converter 3.0.3 for this.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Convert Dual-Boot System to VM

    Why not create two different VM's - one for each OS?

    If you must - maybe this can help you - http://communities.vmware.com/message/652369#652369
    Maish
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    • #3
      Re: Convert Dual-Boot System to VM

      maybe you can use this:
      http://www.petri.com/physical-to-vir...ter-bootcd.htm
      Blog: smoothblog.co.uk

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      • #4
        Re: Convert Dual-Boot System to VM

        @Maish

        That is not a good idea, because...

        Partition C --> Windows 2000 Professional
        Partition D --> Data (used by Windows 2000 Pro and Windows Server 2000)
        Partition E --> Windows Server 2000


        @vbjt

        That is only for linux workstations. I need a "how to" for Windows Workstations with Windows NT. 4.0, Windows 2000 and Dual Boot.

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        • #5
          Re: Convert Dual-Boot System to VM

          Partition C --> Windows 2000 Professional
          Partition D --> Data (used by Windows 2000 Pro and Windows Server 2000)
          Partition E --> Windows Server 2000
          2k Pro -> its own OS (C)
          2k-Server -> it own OS (E)
          Data -> to Drive D for 2k-Server

          Map a network drive from 2k-Pro to a share for the data on 2k-server machine

          That way both OS's can access the data - even simultaneously if you would like
          Won't that work for you?
          Maish
          ----------------------------------------------------------
          Technodrone|@maishsk|Author of VMware vSphere Design
          VMware vExpert 2013-2010,VCAP5-DCA/DCD,VCP
          MSCA 2000/2003, MCSE 2000/2003
          A proud husband and father of 3 girls
          ----------------------------------------------------------
          If you find the information useful please don't forget to give reputation points sigpic.

          Have a good one!!

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