On Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 12:46:44PM -0000, Derek Hardiman wrote:
> Has anyone else had this problem. I just installed VMWare for Windows last
> night on Windows 2000. VMWare for Linux ended up with Windows being REAL
> slow among other problems.
What kind of box do you have ? I've an Athlon 750 w/256M RAM and Windoze
under Linux VMware is acceptably fast, although not as fast as a very fast
thing. I've told VMware it can reserve 128M RAM and with Netscape running,
free looks like this
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 257472 219052 38420 150324 24176 111544
-/+ buffers/cache: 83332 174140
Swap: 136512 0 136512
I was running VMware on a K-6 III 500 with 128M RAM and performance was
still acceptable. I'd say anything less than that (esp. less RAM) and you're
in trouble. As to other problems, my 'doze under VMware is the most stable
'doze installation I've ever used. I always suspend it, and every now and
again it says that it can't restart the suspended system, but then it just
restarts the virtual PC and all is fine.
> got a GeForce 2. I'm wondering do I need to boot into RH on it's own and
> change the X setup to use a bog standard VGA server?
You've got a GeForce 2 but VMware doesn't - it has an emulated something or
other. So if you're running RH from another partition, you'll have to
reconfigure X. This is a huge issue with 'doze under Linux VMware - an
existing 'doze installation won't run, because it'll start off with all the
"Detected new hardware" crap. Assuming you had the patience to wait to the
end of all that, that 'doze installation wouldn't run any more on the bare
metal. Of course Linux under VMware (Linux VMware, that is) doesn't have
that problem - it just works with the hardware it sees, and you can load the
appropriate modules for e.g. network cards.
> Anyone got any ideas??
There's a few above :-)
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