seeking good howto for virtualization rookie
I run linux (Mint-12) most of the time. There are still a few win-dose only programs that I need to use. I've decided to try virtualization -- running a virtual win-dose XP on top of linux.
Can someone point me to a good HOWTO or similar recipe
that will give me a win-dose sandbox?
I've read several articles and they all seem to be well over my head, or otherwise confusing. I was expecting something that was roughly like this:
Thanks in advance,
What virtualization application have you decided on? or have you yet? I wanted to ask that before posting anything as most people already know what application they are going to use, I like virtualbox if you are going to install it on Linux or even openvz if you want to run a full vm environment(this isn't going to be a good solution for your situation more than likely). There are plenty of guides for virtualbox but let us know what you want to use.
Two basic ways.
One is something like Wine or crossover's office product. I don't believe this is what you are asking about.
Look at these three ways then tell us which you wish to try.
See VirtualBox, VMplayer and KVM/Qemu. All are pretty easy to use a full copy of windows cd/dvd to run a virtual windows product.
I don't know if this counts as a HowTo|'How to" but http://server-world.info/en has plenty of screen captures for various installation tasks on a variety of Linux OSs.
Virtualbox+XP Installed but that begs the question, "then what?" or "what for?".
I use mine for netflix and occasionally a webex chat.
After that, it's kind of boring and not much use.
A long time ago, in another incarnaation, I wrote a blog post for a friend's blog on how to set up VirtualBox to receive an installation. You might find it helpful.
It's an earlier version of VirtualBox, but the application hasn't changed all that much.
I strongly suggested grabbing the VirtualBox manual. It can be quite useful. I actually use VB quite a lot; it's great for distro-hopping.
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