-----Original Message-----
From: Kris Kennaway [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 3:41 PM
To: Adam McLaurin
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: FreeBSD in Windows.....


>On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 05:32:40PM -0400, Adam McLaurin wrote:
>> On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 17:17, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> > That won't help the OP.  He's asking how to access a FreeBSD UFS _on
>> > the same computer_ while running Windows.  Unless you can purchase a
>> > Windows UFS driver somewhere out there, this is not possible.  The
>> > recommended way to share files from FreeBSD to Windows on a dual-boot
>> > OS is to use a FAT partition which can be mounted on both OSes.
>> 
>> What about installing vmware (on XP), then install FreeBSD in vmware,
>> and mounting it that way? Maybe a lot of trouble, but at least he'd be
>> able to get at the data.
>
>Yeah, that might work.
>
>Kris

If my understanding of vmware is correct that shouldn't work, couldn't work.
Vmware is just an x86 emulator which sits on top of windows, the OS working
in 
VMware should be unaware that it is running in an emulator and shouldn't
have 
direct access to any of the host computer's resources.  If the host system 
is unable to mount a file system then the operating system in vmware should
also be unable to mount it. First because it is unaware that it exists and
second because vmware uses the host system's resources and anything which is
inaccessible to the host system would also be inaccessible to the emulated
system.


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