How to run Windows XP from a USB drive with VMWareWorkstation

Posted on 2008-02-11
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I would like to run Windows XP Professional from an external hard drive as a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation 6.  I have VMWare Workstation installed on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and also have an Iso of Windows XP Pro.  Is this doable and if so, how?  Thanks
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It sounds do-able, if I correctly understand what you're asking.  You will need to create a new virtual machine during which you'll select the location for the config files and virtual disk - if you choose your USB drive as the location, it should be plain sailing.  Once you've created the virtual machine, change the setting for the CD-ROM drive to use an ISO and browse to your XP ISO file.  Start the Virtual machine and windows setup should start and off you go.

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I'm sure this is fine however I've run into another issue.  Your help is very much appreciated.

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