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Old 01-07-2005, 05:56 PM   #1
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VMware for linux


Is there anyting like VMWare for linux that would allow me to use my windows partition under linux? Other ideas?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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I haven't heard about one that will run windows, but here is one for a few linux distros:
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/SRG...xen/index.html
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:20 AM   #3
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Use your windows partition in Linux? Just mount it, Linux unlike Windows supports more than 3 or 4 filesystem types..
 
Old 01-08-2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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There is vmware for linux. Do a search before you post.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 10:33 AM   #5
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There is vmware for linux. Do a search before you post.
Well yeah, there is but from the sounding of his question, sounds like he just wants to mount and use his windows partition instead of load up a whole OS.. etc.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:14 PM   #6
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not really, I want to be able to use the internet in linux, I have yet to get my conexant winmodem working, so I was wondering if i could emulate windows so I could go online under linux
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:01 PM   #7
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not really, I want to be able to use the internet in linux, I have yet to get my conexant winmodem working, so I was wondering if i could emulate windows so I could go online under linux
Well, that's not going to do you any good. Loading the Windows OS under an emulator is only going to get Windows under the emulator online..
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:16 PM   #8
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no I realize that. I don't even necessarily need this kind of thing, I partially curious, but If I can do it that'd be great. Is it possible?
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:16 PM   #9
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I have yet to get my conexant winmodem working, so I was wondering if i could emulate windows so I could go online under linux
No, this will not work.

http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...=179475#179475

The reason it will not work is because a winmodem implements some of the functionality that would normally be in firmware on the modem device in a Windows driver. VMware running on Linux makes hardware resources that are available to Linux also available to guest OSes, but generally VMware can't make a resource available if it can't use it natively. Since you are talking about running Windows as a guest on a Linux host, the winmodem wouldn't work on Linux unless there was a Linux driver to make it work, which is highly unlikely.

Regarding performance of virtual machines (VMs), in general you should expect to see somewhere around 85% or better performance of what you'd see on a physical machine with the same resources. A performance hit of 15% or so is usually well worth the additional functionality you get with using VMs, such as portability, easy cloning, backup, etc.

I run VMware products extensively at work because I have to support Microsoft Windows products. Xen does not support Microsoft Windows yet:
http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Xe...0793ad01769b92

I also run my own Linux VM on Xen, provided by an ISP called unixshell.com http://www.unixshell.com/ Basic VMs start at $7.99/mo. with no setup fee and month-to-month agreement. They have a number of distros on VMs that you can load:

* CentOS (RedHat Enterprise rebuild)
* Debian (woody/testing/unstable branches)
* Gentoo
* Fedora Core
* Mandrake
* Slackware
* Ubuntu

Pick one from a drop-down menu and in about 30 minutes you have a new VM. Pretty cool.

You should invest $20 or so in a new modem that will work with Linux, such as:
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...8/search=modem

The LQ Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) can help you find one that works with Linux, for example:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=174&page=1
Although as you can see from the post, results may vary.

Good luck with the modem.

Not to hijack this thread, but I did a search on "unixshell" and there were no hits on the LQ forums. I just signed up with unixshell and was wondering if anyone has any experience with using them or another ISP for Xen hosting.

Cheers,


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Old 05-25-2005, 05:34 PM   #10
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There is a workaround. Using vmware for windows, create a microsoft network adapter, share the dial up to it, and use the network adapter to bridge into a vm. Open up the adapter's properties and make sure it has the vm number of 0, and the dial up as a higher number.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 04:56 PM   #11
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not really, I want to be able to use the internet in linux, I have yet to get my conexant winmodem working, so I was wondering if i could emulate windows so I could go online under linux
I've seen\heard people get conexant winmodems to work in linux with few problems, just search on this site.

I have a link that might be helpful:
http://linmodems.org/#chipsets

It lists your modem there don't know if there are specific drivers though.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 06:46 PM   #12
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Following on from the link posted by gnumantsc, if your chipset is supported, have a look at http://howtos.linux.com/howtos/Winmo...ux-HOWTO.shtml for some help in getting it up and running.
 
  


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