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Re: [vox-tech] VM Ware questions
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Re: [vox-tech] VM Ware questions



On Monday 20 September 2004 03:08 pm, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> On Monday 20 September 2004 02:57 pm, Rod Roark wrote:
...
> > A Windows installation is tied to the hardware on which it's
> > installed, whereas VMWare provides its own virtual hardware.
> > I.e. you'll need to install an instance of WinXP (and your
> > application) under VMWare.
> >
> Just to clarify: in order for VMWARE to function, windows needs to be 
> installed thru VMWARE? 

Last I checked, yes.

> The only reason I ask, is that the possibility of running windows outside of 
> VMWare (via dual booting) would be nice to have. 
> 
> > This is easy to do - the Windows filesystem on which you
> > install can also be virtual, physically stored as a set of
> > files in the Linux filesystem.  Which also makes backup
> > easy.
> >
> 
> So - it would seem that I could have a real windows install for the rare 
> instances of when i would actually want to boot into windows, and then a 
> virtual filesystem and install of windows for when i want to use it under 
> linux?

Correct.

-- Rod
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