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Old 11-07-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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How do i install vmware on my laptop?


Hello,

I have windows vista and Fedora linux on my laptop. I do not want to reboot every time i want to get into Linux, so i want to install vmware.

Is there a free version available for me to install. If so from where can i get it? & ho do i install it ?

OR

Is there any other way in which i can use Linux OS from running Windows ?

Thanks,
 
Old 11-07-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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I use VMware player so that I can access a Windows install to use a couple of applications that don't have Linux versions. The VMware player is free, you can download an RPM version. Also use http://www.easyvmx.com/ to create the Windows virtual machine file to start with. If you open that with VMware player you can boot of a Windows CD/DVD to install it.
 
Old 11-07-2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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vmware server is also free.
vmware server and vmware player can be installed on either a Windows or Linux host.

http://www.vmware.com/products/product_index.html

vmware server will allow you to create virtual machines and configure them how you want. then you can install whatever OS you want onto those virtual machines.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #4
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Can i install a VMware server edition on my laptop ?

Can i install a VMware server edition on my laptop .
I saw that only the server edition is free of cost..
So, is the server edition compatible on laptops?

thanks

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vmware server is also free.
vmware server and vmware player can be installed on either a Windows or Linux host.

http://www.vmware.com/products/product_index.html

vmware server will allow you to create virtual machines and configure them how you want. then you can install whatever OS you want onto those virtual machines.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 07:43 AM   #5
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I've got VMware server (version 2) installed on my laptop and it works just fine. The only real issue I ran into is that version 1 of VMware server has an exceedingly difficult time connecting the virtual network card to a wireless card. Version 2 however, works fine with a wireless card.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 11:45 PM   #6
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Hello again,

I have installed vmware server-2 on my dell inspiron, But i get an error message when i try to open the installed component.
what should be the http, https port numbers.

Error message :

hemanthv:8233 uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.

(Error code: sec_error_ca_cert_invalid)

thanks.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 07:21 AM   #7
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From what I've seen from googling, this is a Firefox 3 error, not something with VMware. Have a look at the last post in this thread and see if that fixes the problem. A similar solution is in the release notes.
 
  


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