A little more personal info, and ...
Well, I've mostly recovered from the vehicle accident, and I've got a new car now, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata v6 :-) Finally settled with the insurance company and all ... which took much longer than it should have, but oh well, at least I got my reimbursement and hopefully I won't have to deal with this type of situation again in the near future ... *sigh*
Anyway, you all aren't here to hear about my personal life, I don't think ... so, I figured I would introduce a small utility included with VMware Server called vmware-mount
. This utility is great, because it allows you to mount a virtual hard disk image as a partition in another Windows computer! Pretty neat isn't it? Well, here's the situation I've got: I'm installing Windows 2003 on a VM at work, and I need to transfer 2003 SP1 to the VM. I'm not sure if there's a way to do this through the VMware GUI, but I know that vmware-mount will come to the rescue! Here's the basic syntax to mount a hard-disk image: vmware-mount x: "c:\virtual machines\imagefile.vmdk"
<-- this will mount the specified hard-disk to x:. Pretty handy 'eh?