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Old 03-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Some 'VMware' questions...


Hello:

I have a DVD created using VMware on an XP machine.

Before I waste any more time, I was wondering (if I ever successfully install VMware on my Slackware 13.1 machine) if I will be able to use the contents of this DVD?

By 'use the contents of this DVD' I think I mean will I end up seeing the virtual world that is living on the DVD?

I really don't know if I am making any sense here...

Edit: For what it is worth, I have attached a screenshot of the VMware DVD directory.

Thanks,

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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I don't see the attachment so I will try to attach it here.

Edit: I don't see the attachment here either - I give up!

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Robert.Thompson
I have a DVD created using VMware on an XP machine.

Before I waste any more time, I was wondering (if I ever successfully install VMware on my Slackware 13.1 machine) if I will be able to use the contents of this DVD?
If all you did was burn a DVD, it shouldn't matter whether the OS doing the burning is in a VM or not.

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Originally Posted by Robert.Thompson
By 'use the contents of this DVD' I think I mean will I end up seeing the virtual world that is living on the DVD?

I really don't know if I am making any sense here...
I can't imagine how the "virtual world" would have ended up on the DVD. Really, a DVD is just like any other storage device, it just holds data. And the state of the OS used to write that data shouldn't have any impact on it. Maybe I'm completely misunderstanding what you're seeing or trying to do, so how about backing up a bit and and giving the explanation another go.

By the way, getting VMWare to work on Slackware is possible, but after comparing it to VirtualBox, I've found VirtualBox to be a lot easier to get running and keep running than VMWare. Part of that was that I was using VMWare Server, and VMWare really doesn't care about supporting that version so kernel upgrades kept breaking my network connectivity. That doesn't happen with VirtualBox.
 
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