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Thread: Boot an existing XP (Physical HD) install with VMWare

  1. #41
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    Re: Boot an existing XP (Physical HD) install with VMWare

    I'm actually halfway there; I figured out how to get my /home folder shared via samba, so that's all set. I just need to figure out what I need to put in the Windows "add network place" thing to get the shared folder on there. I'm not exactly sure what the folder's address should be.

    -Dan

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    Re: Boot an existing XP (Physical HD) install with VMWare

    OK, I still can't get the windows network connection thing down. I go My Network Places>Tools>Map Network Drive, and I put in \\<my ip address>\dan (which is my shared folder), and it prompts me for a username and password. I'm not quite sure what I should be putting here, but the only user on my laptop is "dan", so I enter dan and my password, but it doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks,
    Dan

  3. #43
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    Re: Boot an existing XP (Physical HD) install with VMWare

    I figured it out! I was thinking it was some sort of password/username issue. I did some searching, and found this solution:

    Code:
    sudo smbpasswd -a 'username'
    Then, enter a password for your username. Go back to windows, map the drive with \\<your ip address>\<share>, then the username is just your username and whatever password you entered for that command. Easy! Now I have a Z:\ drive in Windows and life is good.

    -Dan

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    Re: Boot an existing XP (Physical HD) install with VMWare

    Does anyone know if this works with RAID. I'm dual boot Ubuntu 8.04.1 and XP on two 500GB HDD in RAID 0.

    It's set up like this using dmraid,
    /dev/mapper/isw_chijicei_ge = RAID name (used dmraid for ubuntu)
    /dev/mapper/isw_chijicei_ge1 = 906GB Ubuntu
    /dev/mapper/isw_chijicei_ge2 = 4GB SWAP
    /dev/mapper/isw_chijicei_ge3 = 90GB Windows XP

    I have VMware Workstation installed.
    Can i reference the XP partition?

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