Running dual boot windows inside of bhyve

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Wed Dec 27 16:25:16 UTC 2017

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Joe Nosay <superbisquit at> wrote:

> I'm curious as to why you would choose a lesser reliable system as the
> guest.

Since I have several other VM's also running on it (they are where I do the
torture testing of a webapp I maintain as well as browser compatibility
[the reason for win 7/IE 11.0 is the client's largest customer uses that
and *REFUSES* to upgrade/switch {doctors are even more stubborn then
programmers} to a better/newer browser/os).   Thus I often need to run two
VM's at once on it (one is a copy of FBSD that can repeately be blown up in
testing and the other is a copy of the OS we are having browser/client
issues with at the moment).

> The first thing you need to do is copy the partition to another drive.

Impractical since all bays are used.

> On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 7:12 PM, Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>
> wrote:
>> Cross posted to virtualization@, hackers@ and questions.
>> I have a dual boot machine (windows 7 64 bit and fbsd 11.1-RELEASE
>> [amd64])
>> and want to run the windows partition as a vm in bhyve how would I go
>> about
>> this.   Bonus if the process is standalone scriptable so I can add it as a
>> feature of PetiteCloud.
>> --
>> Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,
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