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Launch a VirtualPC virtual machine from the Finder
Authored by: robjan on Sep 20, '08 04:08:15AM

I guess the title on this topic is slighty off but in an attempt to make this thread a hint I'll post it here. I guess it should read: How to mount a VirtualPC virtual disk in the MacOS X environment (read/write or as read only):

You can make an alias of the "Base drive.vhd" file (<cmd>+<opt>+drag it to the desktop). You have to "show packages" twice to get there. Then rename the alias to "thapeeceedisk.dmg" and disk utility will be able to mount it. Please be aware the disk will open as writable so don't have VirtualPC running!

If you want to have it mounted in the mac while windos is running you should use the following terminal command (but edit the path to your specific):

hdid -readonly /Users/Shared/Windos/Windos\ XP\ Pro.vpc7/Disk1.vhdp/BaseDrive.vhd

Hope this thread now treats as a hint ;-)



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