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Old 12-17-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
-danu
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vmplayer win2k SVGA driver vmware tools


Hi there
I have the following problem:

I have successfully installed and run vmplayer.
Then I did install win2k over the current virtual machine.
It boots and runs tight.
However, i can only run it on the least screen resolution (800x600) with 16 colors.
It woudn't take any other display driver.
From googling I got I have to use the vmware-tools.
These however are not downloadable (at least not anymore).
Thanks for any advice...
-danu

PS:
Host: Linux 2.4.31 Debian GNU/Linux
Guest-OS: Win2k
 
Old 12-31-2005, 10:57 PM   #2
crazibri
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In case you didnt get your answer, but if you search vmware.com you'll find Windows.iso. Simply use that iso in your VMX file and boot your VMplayer and then install the program. It'll install mouse and display drivers which make windows work very well as a guest OS.

Hope this helps. I successfully got Windows 98 in VMplayer working perfectly.

enjoy!
 
  


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