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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 03:41 pm, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Rod Roark wrote:
> > On Monday 20 September 2004 03:08 pm, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> > > On Monday 20 September 2004 02:57 pm, Rod Roark wrote:
> [clip]
> > > Just to clarify: in order for VMWARE to function, windows needs to be
> > > installed thru VMWARE?
> >
> > Last I checked, yes.
> Are you sure?

See below.

> Way back when VMWare first came out, I installed the trial 
> version and was able to run Windows (either 95 or 98, don't remember) from
> Linux on a dual-boot machine without re-installing Windows.
> There was a slight issue, though, which was that all the hardware was
> virtualized into different hardware models, so Windows thought I had
> changed all my hardware, and Windows installed some new drivers.  And when
> I booted into Windows directly without VMWare, it reinstalled the other
> drivers again.

That would not be acceptable to me.  Not to mention I've
seen Windows die very badly while trying to recover from a
motherboard upgrade.

-- Rod
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