I have a Linux VM that runs in VMware Player. It has /dev/sda1 mounted as /boot and /dev/sda2 mounted as /. I want to use dd to capture both partitions. I now know from the answer to this post that to capture the partition cleanly, the partitions should be unmounted at the time of capture.
The question is, how do I boot to a live cd or second OS within the same VMware Player session so that I can unmount the two partitions and then capture them cleanly with dd?