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Old 01-11-2004, 09:03 PM   #1
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Linux Imaging???

Hi, i was wondering if someone can help me out i want to install a linux operating system on windows Via VMWARE or some thing like it and was wondering if i did this and configured it to way i want it etc. Is it posible to some how image that linux installation and install it on my main pc???
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Not quite ... the problem is that the virtual PC
always has the same standard hardware, and
that it's not going to match the real-life system.

You'll find different video, audio and network
hardware than what you have got physically
(not sure how VMWare maps USB and SCSI
devices (chipsets) either).

So, if you're only looking at the software-setup,
you might be able to install in VMware, and tar
that onto a CD-ROM that you could then use as
a master for the real install. But you'd have to
make several changes later on which is possible
with a boot-/rescue-CD, but which I wouldn't
recommend to a beginner ...


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Old 01-11-2004, 09:32 PM   #3
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ahh dam that then, ill just build a new system instead.


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