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Here is a little something that I want to do. I don't know if you can do this or not. I've searched the web, even vmware forums.
Check this out.
I have Windows XP Pro installed on my work laptop. I have Slackware 9.1 and some other OS's installed as guest OS's in VMware.
I would rather have Slackware as the Main OS on the laptop, and then have Windows XP Pro as a guest under VMware just to run my Windows based work applications. I don't want to dual boot because I would like to be in Slack and still be able to use my network tools etc....when under XP.
So, my question is this:
Could I built a Windows XP Pro guest in VMware while I still have Windows as my Host OS? I would then copy it up to the network, and then reload my laptop with Slackware Linux. After Slack is loaded I would then just copy the VMware Windows XP virtual machine (from the network) back to my laptop but then run it under Linux?
The final outcome would be my main OS would be Linux and not Windows. I however could still run all my Windows stuff in the virtual machine.
I own a copy of VMware Workstation 4.0 (company bought it for me).
This seems too easy. Has anyone done it or know if you can do it?