|Edmond Rodriguez on 11 Jun 2010 14:05:26 -0700|
I'm feeling pretty frustrated. I guess I might have to let go of my native XP partition to make this work. In principle this issue has been difficult to let go of. While I am certain I don't compare to many of you regarding VM's, at least I learned quite a bit.
I think in this list, a while back, someone mentioned they were able to get another license number from microsoft to run a VM (without cost) and keep their existing original install.
My machine came with Windows installed and a few extras (like Norton firewall..etc...) and a license associated with the machine.
So it appears that VMware will operate on a raw disk (like /dev/hda). That's one way to preserve the original install, if it's all reliable enough. I would prefer something more open source, though I did try VMWare and it ran like a champ on my machine. Unbelievable difference from Qemu. I don't believe I was doing anything wrong with Qemu.
Still may give virtual box a try.
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