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pafinator11 04-23-2006 11:24 AM

Run Windows XP virtually
 
Hello,
As of right now, I have a dual boot setup with Windows and Linux. It is extremely annoying to reboot into windows to run some programs. In windows, I used to use Microsoft Virtual PC to tryout linux distributions before I installed them, is there any program similar to Microsoft Virtual PC for linux or is there some better way of doing this that I dont know about?

Thanks in advance,
Paul

Lenard 04-23-2006 11:38 AM

Visit; http://www.vmware.com/ and checkout VMware Workstation, you can download and try it with a 30-day license(free does timeout).

XavierP 04-23-2006 02:27 PM

Also check out qemu (make sure you get kqemu as well). I am running XP SP2 on Slackware via qemu.

cs-cam 04-23-2006 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XavierP
Also check out qemu (make sure you get kqemu as well). I am running XP SP2 on Slackware via qemu.

Ditto, works fantastically and a lot less mucking about than VMWare :)

pafinator11 04-23-2006 06:45 PM

Ok I just tried to install the VMware rpm. The rpm installed fine but then when I'm running the configuration script I hit a problem at:
Quote:

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2096_FC5/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

Using 2.6.x kernel build system.
make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2096_FC5/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2096_FC5-x86_64'
CC [M] /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:37:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:43:5: warning: "VMW_HAVE_EPOLL" is not defined
In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’
include/linux/poll.h:45: error: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:145: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:149: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverNoPage’:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1013: error: ‘mem_map’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1013: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1013: error: for each function it appears in.)
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverLockedNoPage’:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1083: error: ‘mem_map’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverNoPage’:
/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:1022: warning: control reaches end of non-void function
make[2]: *** [/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2096_FC5-x86_64'
make: *** [vmmon.ko] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html" and
"http://www.vmware.com/support/reference/linux/prebuilt_modules_linux.html".

Execution aborted.

If you didnt figure it out from reading that, I am running the 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 x86_64 kernel.
Any ideas? In the meantime I will try quemu.

cs-cam 04-23-2006 07:02 PM

As I said, qemu is a lot less stuffing around than VMWare for almost as good results and when kqemu 1.3.5 becomes stable, I'd say similar results.

pafinator11 04-23-2006 07:33 PM

I installed the qemu rpm with yum but I cannot figure out how to install kqemu and I don't mind running qemu from the command line as long as someone can explain to me how you do it. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Paul

cs-cam 04-23-2006 07:47 PM

qemu --help

The options are so straightforward it's not funny, or you could install qemu-launcher which is a pretty nice GTK GUI for it :)

Lenard 04-24-2006 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pafinator11
Ok I just tried to install the VMware rpm. The rpm installed fine but then when I'm running the configuration script I hit a problem at:
If you didnt figure it out from reading that, I am running the 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 x86_64 kernel.
Any ideas? In the meantime I will try quemu.

Yes, get the latest vmware-any-any-update and use it;

http://mirror.vmmatrix.net/vmware-any-any-update/

vmware-any-any-update101.tar.gz

mackdav 04-24-2006 08:07 AM

I thought the Xen people had unmodified Windows running under a Xen hypervisor?

pafinator11 04-24-2006 04:36 PM

ok I am installing windows xp in qemu right now. I have a few questions though. I could not figure out how to setup kqemu so a link or instructions would be appreciated. When I click inside of the qemu window, how do i get my mouse outside of it so I can switch back and forth?

Thanks in advanced,
Paul

pafinator11 04-24-2006 07:07 PM

Ok now that XP is installed in qemu, how do I setup the network connection? I see that there is a network connection in the "Network Connections" folder but it doesnt get a real ip address.

Thanks in advanced,
Paul


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