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linux in VMware doesn't recognize device

By rattala ·
I?ve experienced a problem running Knoppix 3.7 images on Vmware player (I used vmwarez.com-Generic-LiveCD-Virtual-Machine.zip in order to boot an ISO image of Knoppix without need to have the VMWare image file): the problem is that running linux as a virtual machine, with Windows XP pro contemporarily running, many devices can?t be recognised, such as hard disk partitions, or serial PPP analog modem for which I received always a message ?modem is busy? and so on). I verified that booting Knoppix directly on bootstrap (not in a VMWare environment) modem works correctly and partiotions are correctly detected. I think Windows reserve for itself devices and resources and so linux in Vmware can?t use them because they are already used by Microsoft OS, but if this is correct I can?t understand the endless fame of VMWare virtual machines...Do someone know how I can solve my problem ? Thanks in advance

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by Jaqui In reply to linux in VMware doesn't r ...

To access any networking device, such as a modem, from any vmware hosted os you need to use a bridge, linux install distros do usually include an ethernet bridge package.

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to install it, use the package manager for the linux distro and install it.

make sure that your linux distro allows for accessing NTFS partitions, not usually enabled for anyone but root by default.

The purpose of using a virtual machine is to stop the hosted os from accessing hardware, there are tools built into vmware to enable the access, but the idea is to protect the hosting os from infestations.

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by rattala In reply to linux in VMware doesn't r ...

I've also two more questions:
- about the network bridge installer package how can I install it in my virtual hosted linux in VMware? Ho can I configure it for PPPanalog modem ?
- and what about solving the impossibility for virtual linux hosted in VMWare to recognize partitions in use by Windows OS ?
Thank you so much.

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