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Old 10-13-2009, 04:38 AM   #1
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Running windows inside Linux


Hi,
I am using CentOS 5.3 , kernel version is 2.6.18-164.el5
I have XP installed in other partition of the harddisk drive.
i want to use both OS's simultaneously. What are the intricacies involved and Which version of VMware or some other distro to use??
please help..!!

Thanks,

Niks
 
Old 10-13-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
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You can install windows in a virtual machine on linux
or install linux in a virtual machine on windows.
You need however the iso or install cd from the operating system you want to use.
I use virtualbox, but there are several, like qemu ...

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Old 10-13-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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vmware player or vmware server are both free for your delectation under both oses. Either will do, if you want to have a choice made for you, use Server. CentOS also comes with Xen by default, which you can run windows on too... vmware player or vmware server are both free for your delectation.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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Hi,
I have installed VMplayer. but how to run it? i cannot see its icon anywhere in administration, system , utilities,.... etc
Help..!!
 
Old 10-14-2009, 07:20 AM   #5
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open a console and type in "vmplayer" AFAIR.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 01:22 AM   #6
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Hi,
Thnx alot for replying.
i ran the command , but it says command vmplayer not found.
i then checked with the installed packages using
yum list *vm*
the output is :
Installed Packages
VMware-Player.i386 2.5.3-185404 installed

what to do now..??
 
  


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