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In my haste to install tunctl, which i was only doing after countless google searches informed me i need it. I neglected to even consider that tunctl might actually be part of a larger program.... well now i know it is! It's a part of a collection called UML or user mode linux.
Anyway after installing that i was able to get the network connectin up and running by applying the NAT otion in VirtualBox in the network settings section.
Now i have the comfort of designing site's in linux and being able to test them in win...... you get the point!
I use vmware server on my desktop and it runs great except for the fact I have to run vmware-configure at every reboot(which thankfully is not often), if I dont the vmmon module is not built and loaded...just haven't had time to try and figure out why. By the way, why does every one always use petri's any-anywhere patch? I run a 2.6 kernel and never had to run that??
Anyways glad to see you got it sorted out.
Hi Vincent B,
i'm not actually at my pc at the moment, but rest assured it's a total breeze to get it setup and running like a watch. I should be home in about 2 hours and i'll post the instructions then.
Sorry i cant be more help right now, but as i mentioned 2 hours from now and you'll be running virtualbox without any hassles!
Whats up! Are you feeling better? I heard a while
back that you got into a bad car crash.
Okey back to subject. I installed virtualbox with
no problems but can I use this program to start
windows from slack? Since I'm still dual-booting
window$ / slack can I start the windows image from
the windows partition in slackware? I don't want
to create a different image on my slack because
I want to be able to use my windows install on the HD from slackware so I can use some programs and
stuff without having to reboot into windows.
Yeah getting better still stuck in physio though, thanks for asking! Well the setup i have is this:
Slackware installed as the only OS on a 200GB drive
I have installed VirtualBox and then installed window$ as a dynamic vdi image file meaning it will gor or shrink accordingly.
You dont need to setup and window$ based partitions, as VirtualBox Reads the VDI it emulates a window$ file system and loads it. It actually see the VDI as a Standalone drive so you dont have to play with partitions.
I hope this is what your looking for? or maybe i misunderstood your question....it happens ALOT with me! hahaha!
I can give you a more detailed set of install instructions if you like?
What I meant is I have windows and slackware
installed on my HD.Is it possible to start
windows from slackware? I want to start the windows
that is installed on the HD. Is that possible? Or
I have to make a image on slackware then I can start
Alas NEM in my experience this is to the best of MY knowledge not possible, or at least not with any Virtual Machine apps that i have seen. This is a down side and it's remarkable to say the least that nobody has yet come up with a sort KVM switch for operating systems!
I'm going to have a look around the net to see what if any soloutions there are to your question.... which i have to point out is a peach of a question and one i'm surprised i have not yet seen asked.
Anyay i'm off to accumulate some knowledge on the matter so chat to you soon!
There is nothing!!! dag mabit! in this day and age we cannot slip between OS's the way we do programs, there is NO ALT TAB feature to allow this or anything of the sort. I have failed on my quest to answer your question NEM, please accept my apologies. I'm truely and i really mean TRUELY sorry
can i perhaps ask why you feel the need to be able to dual boot and switch at runtime? is perhaps to share files or maybe something more significant?
Well okey that answered my questions,
thanks.I don't really any big reasons to dual boot and switch at runtime but thought it be cool to
do it. But I still will make a windows image and
the virtualbox program when I got some free time.
But if you ever hear of someone coming up with a
program that will let you boot another os as a
virtual machine send me a pm!
...Has anyone ACTUALLY succeded in instaling VMware Server on slackware...
Yes on both hosts and virtual machines (including vmware-tools). It helps to have a recently compiled kernel and I also used the vmware-any-any-update109.tar.gz. Part of the challenge is preparing the SysV init directories and referencing them properly during the installation.