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Installing Linux inside VMware

By motleykrue ·
Has anybody installed linux inside vmware ??
If so i am trying to find the best way to do so.Have been advised to install linux, then w2K then vmware and then add the linux install to vmware..

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I installed it last year on a W2k with VMWARE v 2.?. I installed a redhat 7 CD. Must have been easy because It took right off. Just follow the instructions on the http://www.vmware.com select support then installing gust o/s for Linux instructions.
Basic instructions:
1. have your host o/s Win2K (what you run on your normal machine).
2. install vmware (the software)
3. Start VMware and configure a virtual disk.
also select the cd drive or floopy. OS LINUX.
4. Open the Virtual Machine and put in the CD.
Follow the LINUX instructions.
You have to install VMTOOLS for monitor/network to function correctly also use full screen.

VMWARE is a great R/D /migration tool. I've created virtual machines then cut CD's or made Ghost images that were used to load real machines. Taken Ghost images and make virtual machines. I've created/ran servers app/servers under VMware. I've used it to operate older releases of an OS that sped up migrations to newer OS's. Use it as a proxy server and if it gets corrupted, just reboot it in seconds. Most people seem to have a hard time with the concept of running multiple machines. I think maybe it some power fight over controlling more machines. With a remote control pgm on the host its easy to control starting / stopping machines. I even run the remote control on the virtual machines for control. You can have mutiple machines running at the same time. One great option is the suspend and resume and the virtual disk options like reusable. The more you use it the more value it becomes. I always create a 'base' then copy that and make modifications. I think the newer V3 may have some better memory options which when running websphere I had to address.

Good VMing,
Dave

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