On the VMWare web page Mandrake 9.1 is not on the list of supported operating systems but Mandrake 9.0 is. I am also interested in possibly using VMWare but have a similar problem, I use Red Hat 9. Various versions of Red Hat are supported but Red Hat 9 is not. The latest version of Red Hat works best on my computer, so I need to use that. Below is a link to the webpage that lists currently supported host operating systems and guest operating systems:
I would like to use RH9 as the host and as the guest operating systems I would like to use Win NT 4.0, DOS and some other Linux distro. My only experience with using VMware was in a class I took where Win XP was used as the host operating system and Red Hat 7.3 and Win 2K were the guest operating systems. We gave each OS its own IP address and ran them all simutaneously and networked them as if they were on seperate computers. I hope that the version that uses Linux as a host will work as well! I am a part-time student and as a student with a student ID card can get VMware for half price. I am just waiting for them to get around to supporting RH 9. I already happen to have an extra copy of Win NT 4.0 and DOS which which I hope to use as guest operating systems. If anyone has tried using RH 9 with VMWare let me know.
I plan to still leave all the other operating systems on my harddisk and will still use them. I do not plan to use VMware instead. I want to occasinally run more than one OS at once and quickly and easily jump back and forth between each. I would not do it that way all the time of course, just when I have a reason to.