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Windows 7: Install Linux in a Windows 7 virtual machine...

11 Jun 2010   #21
Bill Bos

 
Linux Guest file System

Don't you have to have a disk formatted in ext3 or ext4 to install a Linux Guest?

Bill Bos


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11 Jun 2010   #22
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill Bos View Post
Don't you have to have a disk formatted in ext3 or ext4 to install a Linux Guest?

Bill Bos

No, it is done from a Virtual Hard Drive which is just a vary large single file that can be easily deleted or moved to another system for access and backup.

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This way, each machine can have it's own IP, and they will be network-able.. Perhaps I should start a new thread...
I am not familiar with VMWare Server,, (however I will be as I will be trying it out)
You should be able to do exactly that. In VBox and VPC it can be done. No Reason why I can think of that VMWare Server should not.

However, I use VBox as a Portable App, which is great to be able to run Vmachines off an external HDD from any system I hook it up to. For more info. This is just the launcher, but it will download and install VBox to it's proper location automatically. If it sounds interesting, I recommend a try out. Does come in very handy.

Oh yeah,, the other really nice thing about this is, you can have it install both 32bit and 64bit versions of VBox Portable so you can run it on either system..
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12 Jun 2010   #23
Bill Bos

 

Tepid:

Thanks, that is what I wanted to know.

Bill Bos
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12 Jun 2010   #24
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

I run VMware server 2.02 (free!) on my win7 64. Had some issues installing, however it was worth the hassle. I can install just about any OS in there. Running Ubuntu linux in one now...
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13 Jun 2010   #25
Bill Bos

 
Install VMware Server on Windows 7

Slurp812:

This is interesting. You arent supposed to be able to install VMware Server on Windows 7. See this thread on the VMware Forum:

VMware Communities: VMware Server 2 on Windows 7 Host ...

See the posts by Astorin and Pablo in this thread

If you have found a proceedure that works for installing VMware Server on Windows 7, you should document it and post the procedure to make it available to everyone.

Vertual PC and Virtual Box do the same thing as VMware Server. There is no problem installing them. Still the installation of VMware Server would be interesting.

Bill Bos
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16 Jun 2010   #26
chuck07

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
However, I use VBox as a Portable App, which is great to be able to run Vmachines off an external HDD from any system I hook it up to. For more info. This is just the launcher, but it will download and install VBox to it's proper location automatically. If it sounds interesting, I recommend a try out. Does come in very handy.

Oh yeah,, the other really nice thing about this is, you can have it install both 32bit and 64bit versions of VBox Portable so you can run it on either system..

Is the vBox program portable or is it the launcher that you carry around so you can install vbox anywhere?
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16 Jun 2010   #27
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The whole thing is portable. Just download the launcher and run it, then follow the instructions,, put it all on a external drive (you will need the space of an external drive) and you are good to go.

The VM's will be under the data folder.
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17 Jun 2010   #28
chuck07

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Awesome. I will have to do that asap.
How is performance on a flash drive? I would imagine it would be better than an external hdd.
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17 Jun 2010   #29
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Worth a mention is that VMWare Player 3.x can now create Virtual machines, run's on Windows 7 and is completely free. It's what I use...as I'm all VMWare at work and I enjoy the consistency between products. If I wasn't using VMWare at home, it would be Virtual Box.
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17 Jun 2010   #30
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuck07 View Post
Awesome. I will have to do that asap.
How is performance on a flash drive? I would imagine it would be better than an external hdd.
You don't want to use a Thumb Drive. They are not big enough, nor really fast enough. The smallest External Drive I would go with is about 250G.

A very large, fast thumb drive might suffice for one VM. You can always try it.

Off external, I have run 3 VM's on a fairly low end system (P4 3Ghz and 1.5G ram) with minimal sluggishness.
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