Hi from kubuntu
Yes. It's a free product. It can only play pre-created images, it can't create them. But, it is a vmware is a really decent virtualization system.
It may only be able to run one instance at a time... I don't know I haven't tried to fire up more then one yet.
Moving the parents to Linux 6625
Jericho Swarm I I was pooking around with GnuCash last night a bit. As a long time Quicken user one thing that...
Yep. You can have pretty much any x86 OS as the guest. It installs on Linux and Windows.
I got mine through Portage on Gentoo. But, yes I buttume you could find an RPM for it.
Yes - but, since it can't create images itself you need something that will. One option is to download vmware workstation - since they will give it to you for a free 30-day trial. Then you can use that to create all the images you want, but only for 30 days.
You can do what I did:
1. Install vmplayer and qemu 0.7.2 2. download the kubuntu install iso 3. use gemu-img to generate a image file: gemu-img create -f vmdk kubuntu.vmdk 10GB
That will create a vmware virtual disk with a maximum size of 10GB. It won't be 10GB on creation - it will grow as needed up to 10GB.
Moving the parents to Linux
While visiting my parents over the thanksgiving holiday, they mentioned there desire to get a new computer and dump Windows...
4. I then created a .vmx file for it:
#!-opt-vmware-player-bin-vmware config.version = "8" virtualHW.version = "3" memsize = "128" ide0:0.present = "TRUE" ide0:0.fileName = "kubuntu.vmdk" ide1:0.present = "TRUE" ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE" ide1:0.fileName = "-home-tom-vmware-kubuntu.iso" ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image" ethernet0.present = "TRUE" ethernet0.connectionType = "nat" usb.present = "TRUE" sound.present = "TRUE" sound.virtualDev = "es1371" displayName = "Kubuntu Linux" guestOS = "other26xlinux" nvram = "kubuntu.nvram" scsi0:0.redo = ethernet0.addressType = "generated" uuid.location = "56 4d 46 dd 8d 34 31 c3-38 51 54 bd 36 d1 d8 ed" uuid.bios = "56 4d 46 dd 8d 34 31 c3-38 51 54 bd 36 d1 d8 ed" ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:d1:d8:ed" ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0" checkpoint.vmState = tools.remindInstall = "TRUE" ide0:0.redo =
Moving the parents to Linux 6626
Since they are willing to dump AOL, Linux is a viable alternative, although the Mac would probably be better suited for them IMHO. I...
I found one on the web, and copied and pasted it (it was for installing gentoo on windows using vmplayer), then modified it for kubuntu.
5. Started vmplayer and then selected my new vmx file.
After that, it just started the install just like it was a real machine. I have sound, usb support (my printer works), etc. It's pretty slick.
Well, I actually just found this information on Google.
I'm working on that myself. But, my xp cd is screwed up so I have to boot into windows so I can download one from my MSDN account.
-- Tom Shelton