Installing VMware Server & Windows in SUSE Linux

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    As I promised 2 weeks ago, here's the article. Sorry to have kept you waiting, busy time schedule and work on other articles has delayed me a bit.

    The article shows how you can install VMware Server in SUSE Linux and then use it to host Windows XP as a guest operating system and enjoy all the benefits of Windows software that you need, be it IE or other dedicated Windows-only programs. Furthermore, all the functionality will be retained, including networking, printing, usb etc.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/vmware_server_and_windows_in_linux.html

    If you're interested, give it a try. Hopefully, you won't be disappointed. Moreover, this might persuade the more skeptical of you to give Linux a try.

    I would be kind for any comments, suggestions. I would also very much like to hear how your efforts went and if there are specials issues, troubleshooting, bugs etc that should be addressed.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mrk
     
  2. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    Mrk, as a potential Linux noob I would like to install and run SimplyMepis as a virtual machine (using Windows' VMware Workstation). Do you have any advice or thoughts about my doing that? ~pv
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Install VMware Server in Windows. Create a virtual machine for Mepis. And then install Mepis into that virtual machine as you would install if it were a real system. Why don't you try some of my other articles, they might help?

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/vmware_player.html

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/install_xp.html

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/install_suse.html

    Just follow the basic principles, you shouldn't go wrong.

    Mrk

    P.S. If you need more detailed help, do not hesitate to ask, but if you read the first article (vmware_player), you will notice creating and running virtual machine is not difficult. Just invest the first 10-15 min reading. Don't rush.
     
  4. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    Mrk, I don't have VMware Server, but I just recently installed VMware Workstation (which can do whatever VMware Player can do), so I will read your other articles.

    Thanks much, pv
     
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