I have a Windows 64-bit host running VMware Server 2. I need to create VMs that will use the raw partitions for my Linux and Windows XP installations. Older versions of VMware had an option to add a raw disk, but VMware Server 2 only allows me to add a physical disk via the wizard.
If I was running a Linux host, I'd create a SCSI pass-through device, but when I try this in Windows the other partitions don't show up (only the CD-ROM shows up as a SCSI device).
How can I access the raw disks in VMware Server 2 on a Windows host?
EDIT: There is an unsupported method of adding a raw disk on a Linux host by editing the .vmx and .vmdk files. On Windows hosts, people have reported being able to import existing virtual machines which have raw disks, so it seems that the capability still exists but is no longer exposed by the UI. I'm wondering if anyone has gotten the unsupported method to work on a Windows host. I've tried, but haven't been able to get it to work.