On February 26, linuxexpert at eircom.net said:
> It is much more advisable to have an installation of windows just for
> vmware. If you use a pre-existing windows installation it will all go
> horribly wrong. Just create a blank virtual disk and install windows
> onto it through vmware.
Uhm. Not really. All you need do is set up a separate profile within
your windows setup for cater for VMware's alternative notion of
hardware. This is all documented on the VMware website, but it's
pretty straightforward (despite the dire warnings to the
contrary). Just remember that you no longer have a Whizbang Bogosnot
3D graphics card, you have a VMware SVGA emulated card. And you don't
have a Turbozing Audio l33tWidget 1000, you have an emulated
If you trawl the vmware support groups, you'll find people asking this
question over and over again, and being referred over and over again
to the documentation, btw. Makes me wonder why they bothered with
documentation in the first place.
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