3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2010 8:10 AM by terryxela

    windows 7 guest from a physical partition?

    terryxela Enthusiast

       

      ref:

       

       

      workstation 7.01

       

       

      host: opensuse 11.2

       

       

      dual boot: opensuse / windows 7 pro

       

       

      thinkpad x200

       

       

       

       

       

      Q. Has anybody installed windows 7 as guest using the physical partition?

       

       

      -=terry=-

       

       

        • 1. Re: windows 7 guest from a physical partition?
          continuum Guru
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          looks like you have a notebook with a single disk only ?

          then you will probably run into issues with Grub - other than that it should work - but I do not know how Windows 7 will behave when you try to boot it once native once as a VM ...




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          • 2. Re: windows 7 guest from a physical partition?
            terryxela Enthusiast

             

            Yes is a notebook with a single disk.  I have not had problem with grub that I can see.  I had that setup under XP and the solution was to have 2 different hardware profiles using the console, one for direct access and the other one for VM.

             

             

            1. I have not been able to figure out how to setup hardware profiles under win 7 yet.

             

             

            2. I plan to access win7 ONLY from the VM side so it should not be a problem.

             

             

            My concern is that the ThinkPads come with a "tailored" version of win7 optimize for the hardware so it is not a generic win7 therefore I may not be able to use it under VM with different hardware.

             

             

            BTW are you using windwos 7 as guest?

             

             

            Thxs

             

             

            -=terry=-

             

             

            • 3. Re: windows 7 guest from a physical partition?
              WoodyZ Guru
              terryxela wrote:

              1. I have not been able to figure out how to setup hardware profiles under win 7 yet.

               

              Hardware Profiles was removed in Vista and not added back in 7 so you're out of luck looking for the XP style hardware profiles.

               

              2. I plan to access win7 ONLY from the VM side so it should not be a problem.

               

              Make a Ghost Image (or similar) before you mess things up.