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I have a Fedora 16 (x86_64) installation with a Windows 7 (also x64) virtual machine. I have given up trying to get things to work properly on the virtual machine ...
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- 05-08-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
- Carlisle, MA
Migrating virtual machine->whole disk
a Windows 7 (also x64) virtual machine.
I have given up trying to get things to work
properly on the virtual machine (no sound,
keyboard shortcut problems, no responses
in forums etc.), so I have purchased a second
system, and my hope is to migrate the W7
VM to a native install, and then have a
separate native Linux machine free of
I am interested in advice about the best
way to do this:
1. Clone the HD containing the VM, expand
the VM on one HD to occupy all the space,
then delete the VM on the other HD. (How?)
2. Format the new HD with NTFS, copy the
VM img file to the new HD using dd, expand
the IMG file to occupy the entire new HD,
then delete the VM from the original HD.
I tried to format the new HD using Fedora's
Disk Utility, but it's complaining about
misalignment or wanting earrings or not
paying enough attention to her or something
3. Start over: reinstall from scratch? Is it
hard to active a Windows 7 install a second
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
- 05-08-2012 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
white paper describing a V2P migration, but I've never used it and you don't say what virtualization solution you are using.
I would go for number 3. Even, if you managed to V2P your vm, you would almost certainly have to re-activate as all the hardware would have changed (from virtualized to physical)