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rcdeacon
October 13th, 2006, 01:06 PM
I need to use ONE windows program. I routinely use Logos Bible Study Software which will run only on xp. I know that CE has vmplayer but you cannot create with it. How can I create the necessary xp files to be read with vmplayer? I do have a legitmate xp disk although I will have to get the code to authenticate since I have exceeded the allowable number of installs, but I do have it. Can anyone lead me in the right direction? Thanks.

mysticrider92
October 13th, 2006, 07:37 PM
Have you tried the wine software (www.winehq.com)? It is hard to get some things to work on it, but it allows you to run Windows programs on a Linux PC.

From what I saw on their web site, it looks like you will probably have to use this or xp, but I don't know for sure.

NetworkGuy
October 13th, 2006, 07:52 PM
rcdeacon,

I came across this web page which tell you how to create a Windows XP virtual machine using VMPlayer. YOu need to use a program called QEmu that should be available within the repositories to create the .vmdk file.

http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2005/10/26/vmware-player-windows-xp.html

Be aware that the 2GB they make the .vmdk file may be too small for your needs. I recommend at least 6GB minimum for a Windows XP virtual machine.

mysticrider92
October 13th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Oh.. I didn't realize that VMPlayer is used for vitual machines. I guess either one should work then, as long as you have a powerful enough computer to support both os's.

rcdeacon
October 13th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Thanks for this valuable information. I will try to work on it later. God bless.

UberKnight
October 29th, 2006, 10:43 AM
rcdeacon, any success?

I also use Logos Libronix Bible study software on Win2K, however, I'd love to get it working on ubuntu. Were you able to get this working via wine? Or did you have to use a virtual machine setup? Did you get it working at all?

jinx099
October 29th, 2006, 11:00 AM
I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned before. You should download vmware SERVER to create VMs. It's very easy to use and fairly easy to install. It is free from www.vmware.com

danoyoto
January 26th, 2007, 02:41 AM
any updates? I am playing around with the new release of Ubuntu CE (6.10) and am holding back because of Libronix!

mhancoc7
January 26th, 2007, 03:02 PM
any updates? I am playing around with the new release of Ubuntu CE (6.10) and am holding back because of Libronix!

I use vmware server in Ubuntu CE and it works quite well. Check this thread.

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=183209&highlight=vmware+server+windows+xp

God Bless, Jereme

pay
January 26th, 2007, 03:17 PM
There also this method for running windows programs http://searchopensource.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid39_gci1238129,00.html

mhancoc7
January 26th, 2007, 03:31 PM
There also this method for running windows programs http://searchopensource.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid39_gci1238129,00.html

Now that looks awesome!! I will trying this very soon.

Thanks, Jereme