LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-14-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
Pathian
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Dayton, Ohio and Hoffman Estates, IL
Distribution: Slackware 9.1 (laptop) Mandrake 9.2 (desktop)
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
VMware on rh9, trying to use windows partition...


I installed a rh9 distro on my laptop for a dual boot with WinXP home. I downloaded and installed VMware workstation onto RH9 and now I want to see if I can use VMware to see my Windows partition (its mounted in /mnt/Windows from /dev/hda1) so that I can run all of my normal windows apps from inside linux. Is this possible? Thanks!

~Justin
 
Old 09-15-2003, 01:41 AM   #2
evilpants
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
VMware works by emulating an entire PC on top of the current OS (it even emulates a BIOS). Because of this, Windows running inside VMWare sees only what Linux sees. RedHat hasn't included support for viewing an NTFS partition (XP's file system), but you can install a kernel module available from ntfs.sourceforge.net. This should allow you to view, but not write to, your Windows XP NTFS partition.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 08:02 AM   #3
Pathian
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Dayton, Ohio and Hoffman Estates, IL
Distribution: Slackware 9.1 (laptop) Mandrake 9.2 (desktop)
Posts: 58

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
my windows partition is formatted with fat32, that's the reason I can access my media files from linux, I just want to know if I can run windows through any kind of special software within linux
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
vmware - RH9 blackx Linux - Software 8 08-23-2006 01:04 PM
How can I create a Fat32 Windows share partition on my RH9 install(dual boot w/XP) andrewc Linux - Newbie 1 07-21-2004 08:28 AM
Vmware Virtual Machine Problem With Windows In Vmware jvdbossc Linux - Software 2 05-28-2004 06:54 AM
Where is my Windows Partition created with VMware? fedivh Linux - Software 1 02-14-2004 03:51 PM
Viewing windows partition in RH9 siphi Red Hat 2 02-04-2004 04:19 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration