Thursday, May 1, 2008

Boot a dd disk image in VMWare

LiveView is a cool bit of open-source software that allows you to boot a disk image acquired using dd in a VMWare virtual machine. It handles the hardware conflicts that arise from booting the OS on different hardware, without modifying the original disk. Great idea. It is pretty much aimed at windows images, with some limited linux support. Be prepared to deal with the pain of windows activation!

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