Not quite ... the problem is that the virtual PC
always has the same standard hardware, and
that it's not going to match the real-life system.
You'll find different video, audio and network
hardware than what you have got physically
(not sure how VMWare maps USB and SCSI
devices (chipsets) either).
So, if you're only looking at the software-setup,
you might be able to install in VMware, and tar
that onto a CD-ROM that you could then use as
a master for the real install. But you'd have to
make several changes later on which is possible
with a boot-/rescue-CD, but which I wouldn't
recommend to a beginner ...
Last edited by Tinkster; 01-11-2004 at 08:51 PM.