Raw partition being viewed as raw disk
Posted on 2009-06-30
I've a IDE disk with 2 NTFS partitions (type 7) and 1 Unformatted created by Linux fdisk (type 83), physically located between them. On VMware Workstation 6.5.2 for windows I want to use that partition in raw mode. But the guest OS installers (windows and linux) say the disk is my whole IDE disk in size, with all my partitions, as if I've selected the whole disk. But the properties window displays only the Linux partition checked.
Could it be possible that the original disk MBR was copied at the beginning of the partition? If I restore the MBR in the guest will I corrupt the original MBR, or that will correct the problem?