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Old 08-01-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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How do I use vmware?


I have red hat 9. I would like to use vmware I think...

I'm trying to use some windows applications such as flash, photoshop and some games and I think that vmware is the way I need to go. But I have no idea where to start with it. I have red hat 9 like I said so I think it should have come with it. I don't even know how to find it to try to use it. I tried whereis vmware and just got a line back that says

whereis vmware
vmware:

then a prompt comes up. any direction would be of great help. thanks
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:27 PM   #2
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you have to pay for vmware . to my knowledge is not free

http://www.vmware.com
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:33 PM   #3
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download a keygen on a warez site :P
 
Old 08-02-2003, 04:21 AM   #4
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You can try VMWARE for 30 days. If you like it, you can pay for it.

Please don't do the illegal way.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:38 AM   #5
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VMware is like 300 bucks I think. Why not dedicate a small partition to windows and load up th OS there? Then boot into it as needed.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:54 PM   #6
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I would like to make a partition for windows, but I don't know how to resize my linux partition to make a small partition for windows without loosing data.

Is there a way I can resize my linux partition without loosing the data on it. Its like a 58gb partition and I only am using around 5gb probably. Seems like there should be some way to resize it and then format the leftover space as fat32, I just don't know how.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 02:23 PM   #7
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Also in trying to install vmware I have some problems building the module. I say yes and point it to my C header files but this is the output I get:

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

make: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/driver-2.4.20-8'
In file included from ../linux/driver.c:22:
/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/include/linux/malloc.h:4:2: #error linux/malloc.h is deprecated, use linux/slab.h instead.
make[2]: *** [driver.d] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only/driver-2.4.20-8'
make[1]: *** [deps] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
make: *** [auto-build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/vmware-config2/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please have
a look at "http://www.vmware.com/download/modules/modules.html".

Execution aborted.


I looked at that link but they don't have any modules for red hat 9. What is the problem here?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 02:53 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Seems like there should be some way to resize it and then format the leftover space as fat32, I just don't know how.
Yes there are several ways although I think it may be difficult for you depending on your level of experience. I would refer to the docs of your specific distro and see what they recommend. Usually the distro will have programs that come along with the initial install which allow for such things. However be warned that putting windows on after linux is difficult at best as windows does not like to play with other OS's. My advice would be to back up all relevent data and do a format and install of M$ and then shrink the partition to a smaller size and reinstall linux. It's a lot of work, but it takes even more work to afford vmware
 
Old 08-02-2003, 05:41 PM   #9
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Ok what about this. I have setup a lot of environment variables and system stuff when I setup apache, tomcat and java. So I really don't want to just save my data and format. Is there a way I can make an image of my linux system then format my drive with windows on it first and linux second. Then tell the newly installed linux to load my image file of my current linux system? I hope that makes sense
 
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It looks like you need to un-tar the source code at ../vmware/modules/sources and compile them. Next tell vmware where to look for the modules during the installation. You can always compile your kenel for an older one, but if you compile programs, they may not work.

You can image your linux partitions. If your partitions are ext2 or ext3, you can use Norton Ghost. If they are reiserfs, jfs, xfs, etc., you have to use other programs or the dump utilities for the file system. Knoppix has dump utilities for the filesystems listed above. Make sure you have additional hard drives to dump it to. I think its easier to just make a tar or bzip2 of the partition but make sure you use the preserve option.

If you don't want to use VMWARE, you can use win4lin. Though its very limited on memory and what games you can play. You can try setting up WINE or WINEX, but I don't suggest using them for producing files for the public.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 01:28 AM   #11
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if you have good pc specs dont vmware isnt bad for all the things you said EXCEPT games, i have a 850 mhz laptop vmware ran pretty damn good on it, but trust me man dedicating a sepertate windows parition is 100x better, its all native and you have opengl support man, i took the adobe suit and macromedia studio and all the games and just dedicated around 7 gb to windows thats it photoshop and dreamweaver i think are truly unmatched ESPECIALLY on MAC
 
  


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