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Old 11-13-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Question VMware Player/Cant install Win 7/ error: drivers not found

ok here goes. I am 2 weeks into learning Linux and it's not so bad, BUT
I hit a wall today.
I installed VMware Player yesterday and tried to install the iso for
Windows 7. It acts like it is going well and then the installation pauses and I get an error that device drivers are not found, and it asks me to put in the driver disk or browse, browse take me to the not fully installed directory of the Win 7 from what it looks like. I even went and downloaded ALL the possible drivers for all my devices on this lap top and set a copy of the folder in as many places as I thought I might be allowed to browse... desk top the USB drive where the iso is and the home file on the host,
nada. I thought I was doing ok for a mon there, but I need a windows platform because most of what I do on this thing needs my photoshop and my Apophasys. So far.. Linux has been great for Facebook and ok for Second Life, but for getting any real work done, it's been a no go.
Anyone get what I mean, even better can anyone suggest things to try? I can delete and reinstall search .. anything you guys say
I'm the one lost and ya'll got the maps
Thanks bunches in advance.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Photoshop will probably work fine in Wine depending on the version you use. Wine is the Windows compatibility layer for Linux. As for vmware, it is usually a pain to get working. You gave us no details on your distributions and all so I can't help you, but you can try to make virt-manager work on top of KVM. It is not that easy, sometime it just refuse to work, but when it does, it is currently the recommended Linux virtualization hypervisor. It is not that good with 3D, but everyhting else work fine. But, try Wine first. The Gimp and Krita are good alternatives to Photoshop. The gimp is a little hard to learn, but the features are there. Inkscape is a Good replacement for Illustrator.
Old 11-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Elv13 View Post
Photoshop will probably work fine in Wine depending on the version you use.

You gave us no details on your distributions and all so I can't help you

My bad.. ok on the Photoshop. It is not working in Wine, not sure why, this lap top has a lot of it's own issues to begin with.
Photoshop is CS3 and the I guess 'Host' or Linux platform (sorry terms will come, I'm just not there yet)
Back Track 5.. I am getting the hang of navigation and use of Back Track, it's the VMware. Currently I have Oracle and VMware Player on here Oracle is weird in that it let me load it, install it and even got Win 7 on it, but refuses to connect to my internet. So I was not able to activate my Photoshop. I did activate it on the phone yesterday but even so. with out net I will not get much work done. The VMware Player is the one that stalls while installing the Win 7 and says I have no drivers. Downloading the drivers for everything on this Acer did me little good as I can't 'Browse' to the driver files and can't copy them to a location I can browse to, that I am aware of.

I have Gimp but it's so different and not as easy to work with. (ok I'm I have had my CS3 for about 5 years lol)

I am so sorry if that makes my situation even muddier... :/ I have a lot of patience though and lots of time to keep trying things

Thanks so much for the thoughts...



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