Background: Host OS is Windows Vista. Guest OS is Ubuntu
VMWare can give direct access to a guest OS to a physical disk partition, so say my disk has two partitions, the first is NTFS and has windows on it, and the second is EXT3, obviously not readable from windows. I can then run VMWare, and give Ubuntu access to that second partition, and he can mount it and access all the data and so on.
However, I just converted my disk in windows into a 'Dynamic Disk'...and now VMWare can't see the individual partitions. Instead it just sees a single partition the size of the entire disk.
Is there any way to give the ext3 partition, which is now inside a windows dynamic disk, to the vmware instance? I know of LDM, but that only works when linux has full access to the entire disk, and I just want to give it access to a single partition.