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Old 10-28-2004, 01:17 AM   #1
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Installing VMware


i had problem of installing VMware on my win2000 OS. So i want to know the steps to be followed to install it. And also LINUX OS on VMware .

Please mention steps for both.

Old 10-28-2004, 07:06 AM   #2
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I think for Windows questions this Linux forum is a rather odd place.. but for a hint (or two);

Using a recent version of VMware? no? then please upgrade, it can save you real trouble.
You need to install VMware with administrator priviledges, any other account will fail to
correctly install VMware on your machine.
Keep an eye on the system requirements for VMware! these are the bare minimum to
be able to run a small guest OS. any more you can provide will greatly enhance the
performance and abilities of VMware and the guest OS you want to use in it.
Have lots of RAM? Good, you'll really need it.
Have lots of disk space? Good, you'll really need it.

If you can't meet those requirements then you can expect VMware to behave badly.
For installing Linux into VMware you'll have to consult the documentation that came
with your VMware disks, there are distributions VMware prefers such as Mandrake,
Redhat, SuSe, FreeBSD(?) for performance and ease of configuration.
But the steps for installing Linux into VMware are as simple as 1-2-3, if VMware is
running on your host computer. pop in the first disk, boot your virtual machine and
start installing, that's about it. Things you should consider before you start installing
a guest OS however, are the following:
The amount of disk space you want to reserve for your VM.
The amount of RAM you want to reserve for your VM.
Network card or not? you can choose different types. (I choose bridged for most machines.)
During installation of your guest OS: Mind the screen resolution. don't choose the same
resolution that you use on your host OS's desktop, because VMware's screens will overlap
with your desktop and become inaccessible. Use the Fullscreen button if you want to
use your Guest OS in full screen mode if you do set it to the same resolution.

VMware although it seems complicated, is simple to use.. also for a change the help
files are in fact useful for many questions. try it


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