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Before You Begin

Before you begin, be sure to read all the sections listed under the name of the operating system you intend to run as a guest in a virtual machine.

Windows Server 2003

Caution: Running a Windows Server 2003 guest from a raw disk is not supported. You should not test a Windows Server 2003 raw disk configuration in a production environment.

Windows XP

Caution: Running a Windows XP guest from a raw disk is not supported. You should not test a Windows XP raw disk configuration in a production environment.

Windows 2000

Windows NT

Windows 98

Windows 95

SCSI Systems Using a Linux Host

Other Uses of Raw Disks

It is also possible to install a guest operating system on a raw disk when you plan to use that disk only within a virtual machine. For details on setting up a such a configuration, see Installing an Operating System onto a Physical Partition from a Virtual Machine.

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