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    Question create a vertualized version of an existing linux partition

    wondering if there is any way to load up an existing linux partition in windows with vmware or another client

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    Re: create a vertualized version of an existing linux partition

    You could clone it and then restore the image onto the VM.
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    Re: create a vertualized version of an existing linux partition

    thanks, but im pretty new to linux so how would i go about doing that, and would that give me an identical copy of the linux partition or just a snapshot of it?

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    Re: create a vertualized version of an existing linux partition

    It would give you an exact copy.

    I use clonezilla to do that.

    You'd just need somewhere to store the image so you can restore it on the VM.
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    Re: create a vertualized version of an existing linux partition

    thanks! this makes life much easier, i just store the clone in my storage partition where it is acceptable from both os's

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