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Old 09-21-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
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Unhappy Virtualization of Linux ?, No driver for NIC, so NAT ? Distros base system download ?

I want to virtualize Ubuntu in windows bcoz' I have a completely incompatible NIC card for Linux (being the duplicate chinese product). It works in windows with the drivers being modified. But there's absoulutely no driver for my fake device. I want to NAT or sth like that to make my linux work with NIC ? What can be the best virtualization software for this ? Furthurmore is there a place for downloading just the base system for ubuntu or some other distros ? I want this bcoz' I want to manually keep learning and installing(downloading) every component I need for X-system. Also are there some good resoures on all these questions I need ?
Please H E L P (:-(,
Pranav Nandan
Old 09-21-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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I'm a bit confused about your problem, but I do get that a stand-alone linux system won't work on your hardware, right?

Since you're on windows, VMware is a nice option that is free (as long as you use VMware server or VMware Player). I prefer VMware server since it lets you run the OS as a service and has a bunch of tools to help create/modify the guest system.

Also, you won't need to bother about the NIC not being compatible because VMware will create virtual NICs that bridge with your physical one. As long as the physical NIC works in your host OS (yours is windows), then the internet should work in your virtual machines.

As far as distro's for it, I've recently had trouble getting ubuntu to 'completely' install in VMware server (can't get vmware tools or open vm tools to install). I do know for a fact that openSUSE 11.0 will install open vm tools for you and fedora 9 will work with open vm tools if you manually install it.


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