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Old 03-09-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake and Windows

I am looking to buy Mandrake 9.2 Discovery in the VERY near future. I was looking at some of the features and screenshots that Mandrake offers on their site. I couldn't help but notice a particular screenshot. It appeared as if the person who created the screenshot had Windows AND Mandrake 9.2 running AT THE SAME TIME (Of course Linux running Windows. Microsoft wouldn't dare allow Windows to do that). Am I seeing this right? Can this be done or is it not what it seems? Can you boot to Windows while running Mandrake Linux 9.2 Discovery? THANKS to all replies!
Old 03-09-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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It's called vmware and it costs $300 if you buy it. You can try it out for free though. I've used it and it works quite well.
Old 03-09-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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Looks good... I've downloaded it, but it's not working. Here's the message when I run the vmware-config-pl:

Making sure VMware Workstation's services are stopped.

Stopping VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor [ OK ]

grep: /proc/ksyms: No such file or directory
grep: /proc/ksyms: No such file or directory
grep: /proc/ksyms: No such file or directory
Trying to find a suitable vmmon module for your running kernel.

None of VMware Workstation's pre-built vmmon modules is suitable for your
running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for
your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] y

Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.

What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running
kernel? [/lib/modules/2.6.3-4mdk/build/include]

Extracting the sources of the vmmon module.

Building the vmmon module.

make: Entering directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only'
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only'
make[2]: Entering directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/driver-2.6.3-4mdk'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/driver-2.6.3-4mdk'
make[2]: Entering directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/driver-2.6.3-4mdk'
../linux/driver.c:25:27: linux/wrapper.h: No such file or directory
../linux/driver.c:133: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
../linux/driver.c: In function `init_module':
../linux/driver.c:246: error: structure has no member named `prev'
../linux/driver.c:247: error: structure has no member named `next'
../linux/driver.c: In function `Panic':
../linux/driver.c:1304: warning: implicit declaration of function `_exit'
../include/vm_asm.h: In function `Div643264':
../include/vm_asm.h:1095: warning: use of memory input without lvalue in asm operand 4 is deprecated
make[2]: *** [driver.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only/driver-2.6.3-4mdk'
make[1]: *** [driver] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only'
make: *** [auto-build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/root/tmp/vmware-config5/vmmon-only'
Unable to build the vmmon module.

For more information on how to troubleshoot module-related problems, please
visit our Web site at "" and

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Old 03-10-2004, 03:21 PM   #4
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Lightbulb I stand corrected

Well, it appears that Microsoft has a product that does this and allows MANY different OSs at the same time. Another interesting thing about it is that it is not severely overpriced like most MS products. It is only $129.00 or $119.00 at It is called Microsoft Virtual PC 2004. For Linux, there is another alternative WORTH looking at. It is Win4Lin and it is downloadable for $89.99 or boxed for $99.99. However, this product ONLY works for Win 95/98/Me.
Old 03-10-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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Mikroweshaft's Virtual PC 2004 doesn't let you boot many OS's. They have taken away many features in this version and you can only install M$ Os's and not Linux.


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