Turn your physical computer into a virtual one
Imagine you want your physical computer to run as a virtual machine, maybe because you want to try some dangerous changes, maybe because you want to sell one of your two laptops. That's what this article is about. Your computer can be on Windows or Linux, no matter.
dd if=/dev/sda of=/hdimage.img
- Download and install VmWare on your host computer.
- use qemu-img from the qemu package to transform your harddisk image to a vmware image:
qemu-img /mnt/usb/hdimage.img -O vmdk /hdimage.vmdk
- you can now use your vmware image to boot your virtual guest computer.