VMware Fusion raw disk creation



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Create a raw disk with VMware Fusion ( 7 )

In one line:

/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/vmware-rawdiskCreator
create/dev/disk'X' fullDevice
 ~/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/'VM'/'DISK' ide

It will add .vmdk per default

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Add to the *.vmx file (make sure no other disk exists)

ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "'DISK'.vmdk"'
ide0:0.deviceType = "rawDisk"
suspend.disabled = "TRUE"
--ide0:0.redo = ""

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From vmware
https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2097401

suspend.disable important as not get out of sync with the raw disk


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