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    Default fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    Hi all,

    Am running BT5 R2 in Vmware and Win7 is my Host OS.
    I want to mount C drive onto BT5 R2 and I went through
    the tutorials online. But am stuck at the very first step.

    fdisk -l does not show my Windows drive. Here's the screenshot:
    BT5R2-GNOME-VM-32-2012-04-20-08-38-33.jpg

    Please help.
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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    Quote Originally Posted by exus69 View Post
    Hi all,

    Am running BT5 R2 in Vmware and Win7 is my Host OS.
    I want to mount C drive onto BT5 R2 and I went through
    the tutorials online. But am stuck at the very first step.

    fdisk -l does not show my Windows drive. Here's the screenshot:
    BT5R2-GNOME-VM-32-2012-04-20-08-38-33.jpg

    Please help.
    hi,
    in my vmplayer i used this method:
    open vmplayer
    light bt5-r2
    virtual machine settings>add>hard-disk>use a phisical disk>use entire disk>(""read or write a new name/location"">finish
    run bt5


    root@bt:~# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0007eedc

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2 13 14947 119955456 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sdb: 21.5 GB, 21474836480 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2610 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000ab19e

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 2497 20051968 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 2497 2611 916481 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 2497 2611 916480 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    root@bt:~#
    noww go away with mount or use icon of hd
    bye

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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    Hi zimmaro, after doing the following
    hi,
    in my vmplayer i used this method:
    open vmplayer
    light bt5-r2
    virtual machine settings>add>hard-disk>use a phisical disk>use entire disk>(""read or write a new name/location"">finish
    run bt5
    Am getting the following error:
    error.jpg

    After clicking on ok VmWare closes.

    Please help
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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    hi exus69
    this "type" of error i don't receive!
    until the display (BT5) fdisk-l everything ok! [following the steps listed above]
    i make a little "video" After that I followed the steps : https://vimeo.com/40719623
    the problems I have now!! (....nothing go away):
    when I try to "mount" the device I receive an VM-error related to "" parallel-device "and I try to" "understand" "........... (it will be difficult but we try ...)
    sorry for my NOT-COMPLETE help!(my intentions were good .... but I have several limitations)
    bye zimmaro the g0at-brain

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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    have you tried to mount the drive with the program disk utility?

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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    thad0ctor, where is the disk utility? I didn't find it anywhere inside BT.

    zimmaro, sorry buddy that video didn't help. really appreciate ur efforts
    Last edited by exus69; 04-20-2012 at 12:16 PM.
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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    root@bt:~# apt-cache search gnome-disk-utility
    libgdu-dev - GObject based Disk Utility Library - development files
    libgdu0 - GObject based Disk Utility Library
    gnome-disk-utility - manage and configure disk drives and media
    root@bt:~#apt-get install gnome-disk-utility

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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmaro View Post
    root@bt:~# apt-cache search gnome-disk-utility
    libgdu-dev - GObject based Disk Utility Library - development files
    libgdu0 - GObject based Disk Utility Library
    gnome-disk-utility - manage and configure disk drives and media
    root@bt:~#apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
    Thanks zimmaro, that helped to install disk utility successfully but it
    still does not recognize my 320GB Western Digital host physical disk. Here's
    the screenshot:
    disk utility.jpg

    Any idea?
    Last edited by exus69; 04-20-2012 at 10:57 PM.
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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    hi exus69,
    I know that it "does not see the disk" and (my opinion) is rightly so!
    work with any "disk-manager" IF STARTING from "bios"(my opinion)
    if you hear about the problem that I have (after following "my-steps"), after my BT5-r2 sees the disks (fdisk-l) [like video demonstrates].
    When I mount the disk:
    cd / mnt /
    mkdir win7
    mount / dev/sda1 or 2 / / mnt/win7 / (in my case) [I have tried all the features of mount ,-t,-t ntfs, -t ntfs-3g]
    I always get the same vm-error:
    the disk contains an unclean file system (0.0)
    Was not the filesystem Safely closed on windows.fixing

    I searched, investigated, and I THINK (maybe say something stupid) that the problem is related to the installation of VMplayer that is on the same disk that we want to "mount"!
    I did other tests with BT5 installed on external hard disk, [it's The Same]
    I opened the same BT5-r2 (INSTALL onvmplayer) and booting from CD with BT5-r2.iso [wmplayer-bios-switching [when start vm-press esc])
    but it's The Same error!
    the last test I'd like to do is create a partition on the disk host (win7) on which to install the VMplayer & BT5-r2 and then try again!!
    sorry if I tired!
    bye zimmaro-the-g0at-brain

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    Default Re: fdisk -l isn't showing Win 7 host OS

    Are you trying to mount a Host in a guest?..The error says: "The physical disk is in use"...

    I think it cannot be done...The physical disk (W7 partition) is in use and running as VM host.

    You are trying to mount a "in use" partition and running VM as host into a VM client...It looks redundant to me.

    You can share folders and copy/paste from one to another (host and guest), but never saw something like that. Again, I think it cannot be done.

    But if you have success, you can post it...It would be very interesting.

    Good luck.

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