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I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file

VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0' VBoxManage: error: The raw disk vmdk file was not created

Here's the exact sequence of commands I typed in terminal

sudo chmod 0777 /dev/disk0

sudo chmod 0777 /dev/disk0s4

sudo VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename WinXP.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/disk0 -partitions 4

VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0' VBoxManage: error: The raw disk vmdk file was not created

  • Were you ever able to figure this out? I'm encountering this issue as well and not finding any solutions. – CAOakley May 14 '18 at 18:53
  • @CAOakley I'm afraid I never did. I actually don't even have a Mac anymore. If you do figure it out, please post an answer :) – DonyorM May 14 '18 at 18:57

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