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Old 10-11-2007, 03:58 AM   #1
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Any way to install Windows on Linux using VMware WITHOUT Gnome/X?

Hey, I'm trying to install windows on my linux machine for programming reasons using VMplayer, but my X isn't setup correctly.

I always get weird errors when using things that need X.

When I try to re-install GNOME, it says I'm missing httpd dependency, when I in fact, have it with Cpanel.

So anyways, is there any way to install a virtual image of Windows on my linux machine without using VNC or X? Like through SSH/Shell?


ps: I just installed VMplayer, and I get weird errors like
/usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:59: error: unexpected identifier `animation', expected character `}'
GTK Accessibility Module initialized
/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmplayer: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: atk_hyperlink_impl_get_type I don't think VMplayer can run without X, but PLEASE tell me I'm wrong.

-Thanks again.
Old 10-12-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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I might be wrong but I strongly believe VMplayer runs/should run under X. As you can imagine the player itself creates a virtual world for the guest to run inside and at any moment you can switch between the host and guest (which by the way, will be inside a window[hint, hint]).

So it looks like you are RIGHT not wrong about VMplayer needing X to operate.

Last edited by patsikam; 10-12-2007 at 09:50 AM.
Old 10-12-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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I would use VMWare server, not player. While I have not done it, I believe that server doesn't require an X environment (I could be wrong, though).


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