Contributor
Contributor

Partitions In a Virtual Machine?

Jump to solution

Hello Guys,

Somebody knows if it is possible to create a partition inside a virtual machine (WinXP) using VMware 6.5.0 ??if so, please provide me the info.(Links, documents and so on). I will apreciate so much your feedbacks.

Thank you.

Tags (3)
0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Leadership
Leadership

Both Andre an Awo are correct in their answers. the reason for this is that all VMware is doing from theGuest OS'es point of view is providing the VM. to provide more partiton's you could either precent another VMDK to the Guest machine, thereby making the OS think that there was a second HDD, or if you have the space on HDD presented to XP used tool like gparted or partition magic to modify the partiton structure from within the guest itself

If you found this or any other answer useful please consider the use of the Helpful or correct buttons to award points

Tom Howarth VCP / vExpert

VMware Communities User Moderator

Blog: www.planetvm.net

Contributing author on "[VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment|http://www.amazon.co.uk/VMware-VSphere-Virtual-Infrastructure-Security/dp/0137158009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256146240&sr=1-1]”.

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
3 Replies
Immortal
Immortal

If you mean disk partitions (to have more volumes), then the answer is yes.

You can build more partition on a single vmdk, but also (and I suggest this way) create more vmdk, each with a single disk partition.

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
Immortal
Immortal

You can't create a partition inside a guest with VMWare itself. VMWare just provices the (virtual) disk or raw device. Creating the partition must be done with the guest OS or appropriate tools.


AWo

VCP 3 & 4

Author @ vmwire.net

\[:o]===\[o:]

=Would you like to have this posting as a ringtone on your cell phone?=

=Send "Posting" to 911 for only $999999,99!=

vExpert 2009/10/11 [:o]===[o:] [: ]o=o[ :] = Save forests! rent firewood! =
Leadership
Leadership

Both Andre an Awo are correct in their answers. the reason for this is that all VMware is doing from theGuest OS'es point of view is providing the VM. to provide more partiton's you could either precent another VMDK to the Guest machine, thereby making the OS think that there was a second HDD, or if you have the space on HDD presented to XP used tool like gparted or partition magic to modify the partiton structure from within the guest itself

If you found this or any other answer useful please consider the use of the Helpful or correct buttons to award points

Tom Howarth VCP / vExpert

VMware Communities User Moderator

Blog: www.planetvm.net

Contributing author on "[VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment|http://www.amazon.co.uk/VMware-VSphere-Virtual-Infrastructure-Security/dp/0137158009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256146240&sr=1-1]”.

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410

View solution in original post

0 Kudos