Slight OT: How to run existing FreeBSD on windows as a VM

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Wed Feb 17 08:21:20 UTC 2021

I have two SSD's one that has FreeBSD installed on it and one that has
WIndows 10 on it.

I want to run the windows SSD as a VM on FreeBSD and the FreeBSD on windows
as a VM.   How can I do this without having to reinstall either one.  I am
pretty sure how to do the first case since I have played with bhyve quiet
extensively including doing by hand windows VM's on it and am pretty sure
all I have to do is point bhyve to the right /dev node (I have done this
before with raw disks for FreeBSD but not windows).

I am completely unfamiliar with how to do VM's on windows though and except
for knowing there are hypervisors for it am completely clueless about how
to do that end.

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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