[CentOS-virt] Accessing NTFS on host from XP/Win7 VM

Tue Aug 14 20:24:59 UTC 2012
Rajagopal Swaminathan <raju.rajsand at gmail.com>


On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 1:42 AM, Dmitry E. Mikhailov
<d.mikhailov at infocommunications.ru> wrote:
>> I have installed XP as a guest under Centos.
>> Now I want to install, say firefox, whose setup file is in the second
>> NTFS partition of host from the XP guest.
>> How to make  the partition visible to the guest?
> Add a full physical disk to the VM:
>     <disk type='block' device='disk'>
>       <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='none' io='native'/>
>       <source dev='/dev/sda'/>
>       <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
>       <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/>
>     </disk>
> Don't never ever try to boot Linux again from that disk in a virtual
> machine OR even write anything onto Linux partitions. Trying to
> mount/write already mounted partitions = big shit happens.

Thanks for the reply.

But  your reply scares me. My Centos ISOs and a lot of things are in
those NTFS partitions which are used with Win 7 booted on baremetal.