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Thread: XP in 7.10 with VMware?

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    XP in 7.10 with VMware?

    Is there a guide anywhere that will show me how to install XP pro on Gutsy Gibbon with VMware? All of the guides I have been able to find so far are for older versions of Ubuntu.

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    Re: XP in 7.10 with VMware?

    I was just looking for the same thing. I found the following link and it worked:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...install+vmware

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    Re: XP in 7.10 with VMware?

    I followed this
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...67#post3632767

    and it worked fine for me. I'm installed on a headless system.

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    Re: XP in 7.10 with VMware?

    Its very easy.

    If you want to install VMware workstation, go to the vmware website, download the RPM then:

    Code:
     sudo apt-get install alien build-essential
    then

    Code:
     sudo alien /PATH/VMWARE RPM
    (of course replace PATH with the path, and VMWARE RPM with the rpm's name)

    then simple enough:

    Code:
     sudo dpkg -i /PATH/NEWVMWARE.deb
    (again replace path and deb with the path and file name.)

    Then.. (should be last step if you have GCC compiler installed.)

    Code:
     sudo /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
    (might be vm-config.pl, im doing this from memory so...)

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    Re: XP in 7.10 with VMware?

    but if you are asking to install XP pro, pop in the CD, make a new VM, its all guided, and simple enough.

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    Re: XP in 7.10 with VMware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delvien View Post
    Its very easy.

    If you want to install VMware workstation, go to the vmware website, download the RPM then:

    Code:
     sudo apt-get install alien build-essential
    then

    Code:
     sudo alien /PATH/VMWARE RPM
    (of course replace PATH with the path, and VMWARE RPM with the rpm's name)

    then simple enough:

    Code:
     sudo dpkg -i /PATH/NEWVMWARE.deb
    (again replace path and deb with the path and file name.)

    Then.. (should be last step if you have GCC compiler installed.)

    Code:
     sudo /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl
    (might be vm-config.pl, im doing this from memory so...)
    Is it the same with VMware Player? I dont have a license for workstation. Also with this step,
    Code:
     sudo dpkg -i /PATH/NEWVMWARE.deb
    is NEWVMWARE.deb the rpm files name?

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    Re: XP in 7.10 with VMware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apex-jb View Post
    Is it the same with VMware Player? I dont have a license for workstation. Also with this step,
    Code:
     sudo dpkg -i /PATH/NEWVMWARE.deb
    is NEWVMWARE.deb the rpm files name?

    (again replace path and deb with the path and file name.)


    Im not sure on Vmware player, i personally find VMware player very limited, therefore i dont use it. I have a license for VMware workstation so....

    Check out VirtualBox OSE ( in the repos ) its easier to install, and ALOT faster.

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