[kwlug-disc] vmware questions

Rajinder Yadav devguy.ca at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 13:53:39 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Insurance Squared
Inc.<gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> I'm installing vmware server on my linux box and am a bewildered by the
> process.
> My machine has a native XP installed.  I then later installed Mandriva on
> top of that as a dual boot system.  Now I installed vmware with the
> intention of running my windows stuff without rebooting.  Can I run windows
> through vmware by accessing the original xp install on the machine?  Or do I
> need to start fresh, install just mandriva then vmware, then install windows
> from my CD's using vmware?
> g.

VMWare is a virtual machine you will need to install WinXP / Linux onto it.

I haven't used the VMServer, however I have the desktop version and I
know I have to create virtual image for each OS and then install the
OS into the environment. I would think the server follow the same
process, that is you can't use a preexisting install of an OS via

Kind Regards,
Rajinder Yadav

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