"Live View is a Java-based graphical forensics tool that creates a VMware virtual machine out of a raw (dd-style) disk image or physical disk. This allows the forensic examiner to 'boot up' the image or disk and gain an interactive, user-level perspective of the environment, all without modifying the underlying image or disk. Because all changes made to the disk are written to a separate file, the examiner can instantly revert all of his or her changes back to the original pristine state of the disk. The end result is that one need not create extra 'throw away' copies of the disk or image to create the virtual machine.Related projects:
Live View is capable of booting
Containing the following operating systems
- Full disk raw images
- Bootable partition raw images
- Physical Disks (attached via a USB or Firewire bridge)
- Specialized and closed image formats (using 3rd party image mounting software)
Behind the scenes, Live View automates a wide array of technical tasks. Some of these include: resolving hardware conflicts resulting from booting on hardware other than that on which the OS was originally installed; creating a customized MBR for partition-only images; and correctly specifying a virtual disk to match the original image or physical disk."
- Windows 2008, Vista, 2003, XP, 2000, NT, Me, 98
- Linux (limited support)
A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restartApparently the MBR is not being written correctly, or perhaps VMWare just doesn't play well with images created from partitions.
ERROR> Snapshot Creation Failed ERROR> Problem preparing partition1 for launch VM Launch Failedtl;dr: Windows XP is well-supported as a host, but you may not be able to work with anything other than full disk images.
/windows | Jun 18, 2010
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