CathalMacFadden
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Contributor

Create VM from ISO created from operating system partition

Ive got an ISO of an operating system partition.

Is there a way to convert this directly to a VM without having to clone it to a physical hard drive and then creating a VM from a running OS?

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

You may be able to create a new VM and restore the OS partition to the VM's virtual disk. Depending on the guest OS and the drivers needed for the virtual disk controller, you may need to inject the appropriate drivers after restoring. For Windows guests this may work using the VMware Converter's "Configure Machine" option.

André

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continuum
Immortal
Immortal

please rephrase your question
vmdks are images that boot from harddisk
isos are images that boot from CD

both formats are very different - so we need to know what you want to do in the first place

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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