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Old 05-18-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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How do I set up a Virtual Machine?

I was wondering how I could set up a virtual machine running Linux in Windows? thanks
Old 05-18-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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The easiest way would be to download VMWare Player for Windows and download one of the preinstalled Virtual Appliances.
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Originally Posted by uselpa
download one of the preinstalled Virtual Appliances.
nah, just create on for free with
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I haven't used vmware. But I think it's not free.
You can try opensource, very good one 'qemu'.
Old 05-19-2006, 06:41 AM   #5
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Use VMplayer, and yes it is free as in beer.
The Browser Appliance is actual Ubuntu , you can use it or one of the community built appliances. It is even possible to use a LiveCD ISO.

Or you can use
to create your vmx and other files.

I have PCLinuxOS,PC-BSD, and Fedora Core5 set up and able to run from inside winXP.

I have also ran XP from inside PCLinuxOS. The VMWare forum is a great place to go if you need help.

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Just as craigevil and others have said you can d/l the Player and a ready made vm for free. Another route is to use quemu for Windows to make a virtual disk, use notepad to edit a config file(you can find plenty of samples on the net)and an iso image. It takes a little more effort but I think using a LiveCD from your cdrom is a good learning experience. One nice benefit of using a vm is that Player handles the hardware interface and it is easier to set up web access. For instance my Knoppix 3.7 easily uses my DWL-122 usb wireless adapter both as a LiveCD, as a h/d install, and as a vm. Debian Sarge on the other hand is a different story since I haven't learned how install the adapter (YET). A Sarge vm uses it at installation. Nice!


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