VM for ISO Cd testing

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by samy, May 14, 2011.

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  1. samy

    samy Registered Member

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    Few years ago I used to update my UBCD4WIN disc every one/two months.
    Prior to burning the ISO image on a CD I was testing it using VMware Player with VMX Builder (http://ubcd4win.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3755 )
    I tried again to download the same VMX Builder but couldn't find it ("http://petruska.stardock.net/Software/VMware.html" - link cancelled?).

    1. From where can I download VMX Builder
    2. May VNware Player be used alone to test ISO image files (i.e. UBCD4WIN and similar ones, boot for testing)
    3. Same Question with "Microsoft Virtual PC 2007"

    I am still a novice regarding VM. Where can I find good tutorial for beginners

    Thanks
     
  2. Meriadoc

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    Hello,

    you can make vms with vmware player. I've never had a problem running with a 'boot disk,' most utilities I use would lock the disk I'm working on, I would also isolate the vm.

    Haven't used Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 in a long time.

    There's some excellent tuts on youtube, many vmware learning channels also have a look at vmware communities.

    Looked for VMX Builder and was reminded of this online builder - easyvmx, tutorial and sanbarrow.

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  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    The newer VMware Player versions don't need such software. You have Virtual CD/DVD drives and other hardware at your disposal. Create a New Virtual Machine, and see for yourself.
     
  4. lanarkshireit

    lanarkshireit Registered Member

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    Hi There

    I test my boot CDs / USBs with MobaLiveCD

    http://mobalivecd.mobatek.net/en/

    No install or VM setup - Just point to .iso or USB and test.

    Hope that helps
     
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    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Awesome App!!! :thumb:
     
  6. lanarkshireit

    lanarkshireit Registered Member

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    Hi There

    If you still want to play about with VMs then I wrote VM Setup Guide a while ago.

    Have a look and let me know what you think.
     
  7. Meriadoc

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    MobalLiveCD uses QEMU and is an excellent way to do this.
     
  8. samy

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    Thanks to you all for your kind assistance

    It took me some time to read all above "material".
    MobaLiveCD is Awesome.

    I downloaded VMware Player. A very good program and the new version has features from the VM Workstation incorporated.
    The new version needs additional software same as VMX Builder to test bootable CD's

    Question:
    I understand that Virtual Machines are used also to test software. Due to the fact that it is so easy to "copy and past" software and documents from the host PC to the virtual one, I am, wondering if the V.M is "safe"
     
  9. J_L

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    How so? All bootable CDs I've tried works fine with Create a New Virtual Machine.
     
  10. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Thanks, I will give it a try.
     
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