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Old 10-11-2003, 04:38 PM   #1
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Windows+vmWare=Linux?


Hi. I downloaded a 30 day trial edition of VmWare and I want to run Linux inside Windows. I have a question. (Mind, LINUX INSIDE WINDOWS, not windows inside linux).
Linux needs to be installed to a hard drive that windows could see (and hence VmWare could see). Windows cannot see ex2/3. How do I get around that?

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Old 10-11-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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"I want to run Linux inside Windows."

Linux can be run on a DOS file system. It is called umdos. I know nothing more about it other than umdos exists.


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Old 10-11-2003, 06:21 PM   #3
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Does it have a website? Are there other ways?

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Old 10-11-2003, 07:14 PM   #4
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Hi. I downloaded a 30 day trial edition of VmWare and I want to run Linux inside Windows. I have a question. (Mind, LINUX INSIDE WINDOWS, not windows inside linux).
Linux needs to be installed to a hard drive that windows could see (and hence VmWare could see). Windows cannot see ex2/3. How do I get around that?
You don't need to do anything special (except installing VMWare on its own, of course ) to got Linux working inside Windows. Just create one new virtual machine, choose Linux as guest operating system, create new virtual drive, and so on. Then Linux will be installed in that virtual drive which in fact will be nothing more than one big file (it will be just a few kilobytes when created, but after that... ) on your Windows partition (NTFS/FAT32). For Windows this will be one big file indeed, but for Linux it will act like a real hard disk, VMWare will take care about that.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:21 PM   #5
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What you are looking for is a Linux distribution that can be installed in a umdos file system (I guess and I really mean guess).

You could start here:

http://mulinux.sunsite.dk/umsdos.html

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Old 10-11-2003, 07:34 PM   #6
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Jailbait, i'm much more interested in what pesho_p said, but thanks anyway.

pesho_p, once I create this "virtual machine", how do I get linux on it? do I need to boot from the CD and run it like I normally would, or what?

Cheers!
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:56 PM   #7
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Originally posted by evilmonkey
do I need to boot from the CD and run it like I normally would, or what?
Exactly! It will behave as normal PC with empty (un-formatted, un-partitioned) hard drive. The only difference will be that it is running inside your Windows installation: http://www.geocities.com/pesho_pv/fun.html
 
Old 10-11-2003, 08:59 PM   #8
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No, but my question is about the installation per-se. How do I get the Linux installation onto the virtual machine? I don't "boot" the virtual machine per-se. How would I install then?

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Old 10-11-2003, 09:46 PM   #9
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Also: I created a new VM in Linux mode (there is nothing on it yet). I try to start it and it crashes my windows (blue screen, physical memory dump). Is this normal?

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Old 10-11-2003, 09:54 PM   #10
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No, but my question is about the installation per-se. How do I get the Linux installation onto the virtual machine? I don't "boot" the virtual machine per-se. How would I install then?
1. Simple Steps to a New Virtual Machine.
2. Installing a Guest Operating System and VMware Tools.
3. Installing Guest Operating Systems - Red Hat Linux 9.0.

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Also: I created a new VM in Linux mode (there is nothing on it yet). I try to start it and it crashes my windows (blue screen, physical memory dump). Is this normal?
No, it's not.
 
  


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