VmWare Fusion detection

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mknabster, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. mknabster macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on getting rid of the disc burner in my computer since it is not working anymore, and installing a 2nd hard drive in there. Now I was going to be splitting this 2 drive into 3 partitions, 2 small and 1 larger. One will be a utility partition, 1 will be Linux, and the other Windows 7. Now my larger hard drive is going to be OSX only. On the OSX disc, i will have VMware fusion installed so I can access the other partitions at once if I need to. Since I would need to install Windows 7 onto the new partition on the new drive and since I don't have an internal drive, and my model of Mac doesn't support USB connected drives to install operating systems; can VMware fusion pick up the Linux and Windows partitions so I can install their operating systems on without having the physical discs? I'll be making ISOs of the discs I have so I can do this, but would Fusion by able to recognize these partitions?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    As far as I know, VMWare Fusion can deal with ISO files just fine. It'll gladly install an operating system into a virtual machine, using a virtual disk.
     

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