I have a physical disk from a dead machine which used to run Linux. I am trying to recover files I had there (shared with Samba). I want to convert the disk to a VHD and run it in a VM so that I can copy the files from the shares.
There are two partitions on the disk an nither gets assigned a drive letter. I planned to use disk2vhd but unfortunately this utility works on volumes not on disks and requires drive letters.
I also tried using virtual PC 2007 which supports assigning a physical disk Virtual PC.exe crasehs when I try to start a VM when such a disk is attached to the VM.