Friday, April 14, 2006


Mini-HOWTO: Mess up your system with VMWare.

I accidently did this once with Linux and you shouldn't try this at home, kids.

1. Install VMWare.
2. Create a new virtual machine and allow it to access the harddisk directly.
3. Start the virtual machine.
4. Boot the operating system you are already running inside the virtual machine.
(Your boatloader will probably do this after some seconds.)
5. Optional, for additional chaos: Let both the guest and the host system write some files on the same partition.
6. Two operating systems accessing the same partition at the same time leads to severe corrpution of the filesystem.

If you are lucky you can repair the damaged filesystems with a LiveCD.

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