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Old 12-20-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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Vmware Player - need help


I installed it on my Windows box because I could not figure out how to accept the user agreement from the terminal in Linux (SLED 10).

What I need help with now is to get in to my Linux distro from Windows. When I run Vmware it tells me to connect to the virtual machine configuration file.

How do I do that? Where is it? Is it better to do this from Linux?

I got a feeling that I have to create a file like that from Linux, and then let Windows have access to it, but Windows can't view Linux partitions (at least not here on my pc).

Any ideas are highly appreciated!

Thanks!!
 
Old 12-20-2006, 07:16 PM   #2
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Not sure you can run a preinstalled linux install under windows host of vmware. I seen articles on using your current Windows install as your guest under vmware but it requires a second hardware database since as a guest it uses generic virtual interfaces for things like sound and networking. You don't use the drivers for the real hardware but the drivers from the vmware tools. Here is one a found to do windows on a linux vmware host. http://news.u32.net/articles/2006/07...ical-partition

If you it can be done under windows vmware to run an existing linux install as a guest then things that need modified would be /etc/modprobe.conf, /etc/fstab, maybe /boot/grub/grub.conf. Changing network settings and setup as a bridge. To me looks possible but would take some time.

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Old 12-22-2006, 07:03 AM   #3
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VMware player won't create the config file. Think of it like adobe acrobat reader, it will read/display/print/etc an existing virtual machine but not create one. You have to get a vurtual machine somewhere, either from some other vmware install or workstation/server or download one.
Go to vmware's site and doanload one or more of the example virtual machines and play with it, then you can reninstall it and make your own that way.

I do suggest running windows under linux instead of linux under windows. Windows memory management isn't deisgned to handle large files like a virtual machine so you will think linux is very slow when running it in a virtual machine under windows, but if you install linux and run windows under that then its pretty quick.
 
  


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