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Ozonecy 12-09-2007 01:46 PM

Virtual machine
 
hey
i want to install windowsxp virtualy on fedora8. can i found similar application like VMWARE?
differnet ideas?
thanks

pwc101 12-09-2007 02:28 PM

Try VirtualBox. It's more or less the same as VMware, but different.

www.virtualbox.org

voger 12-09-2007 02:54 PM

vmware runs in Linux too

trickykid 12-09-2007 03:21 PM

VMware Server (free)
Xen (free)
Qemu (free)

And probably many others..

matthewg42 12-09-2007 03:29 PM

VirtualBox works very well. You might also consider qemu.

oskar 12-09-2007 05:15 PM

Virtualbox is based on qemu, and it adds some nice features. I don't think Xen will work with windows.

+1 on virtualbox
It works better for me than VMware... but VMware is good too.

matthewg42 12-09-2007 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oskar (Post 2985268)
Virtualbox is based on qemu, and it adds some nice features. I don't think Xen will work with windows.

I never heard that before. Far out.

Ozonecy 12-09-2007 09:33 PM

thanks all
virtualbox work very well !!

oskar 12-09-2007 09:51 PM

Don't forget to install the guest-additions. When you have xp running click on: Devices - Install guest additions in the drop-down menu. That will enable you to resize windows and use it without it capturing the mouse.

Ozonecy 12-12-2007 07:22 AM

yeap i found uest-additions.

i have one problem. i shared folder and now i canot start winxp virtual machine: the error is:

Shared folder host path '/media/BACKUP_' is not accessible.


Result Code:
0x80004005
Component:
Machine
Interface:
IMachine {31f7169f-14da-4c55-8cb6-a3665186e35e}

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virtualbox disabled the Seeting button, i canot open seting to disable the shared folder. my shared folder is my external hard drive. my external harddrive is mounted normal on F8 without any problem.
what can i do?

pwc101 12-12-2007 07:45 AM

You should be able to edit the shared folders without starting the virtual machine. Just select the winxp virtual machine, click on settings, go to shared folders, and edit/delete the shared folder there. Booting the machine should work next time.

edit: or, from the command line:
Code:

VBoxManage sharedfolder remove <vm_name> -name <shared_directory_name>
Replace the <..> bits as necessary.

jlliagre 12-12-2007 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matthewg42 (Post 2985410)
I never heard that before. Far out.

Xen can virtualize Windows as long as you CPU supports the VMX extension and your BIOS doesn't disable it.

oskar 12-12-2007 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlliagre (Post 2988205)
Xen can virtualize Windows as long as you CPU supports the VMX extension and your BIOS doesn't disable it.

Far out! :) Apparently it is possible now, but it doesn't look like too many people are using it.

Ozonecy 12-13-2007 07:03 AM

thanks all peoblem solved!


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