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roberto99

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Possible to run virtual machines on the kde desktop?
« on: July 01, 2008, 06:52:06 pm »
Hi all
Just a quick question: If my hybrid or core is powerfull enough, would it be possible to adittionaly run vmware server or similar on the kde desktop to run some completely other machines?
I guess it should work fine (I guess vmware server runs on kubuntu)
Thanks for feedback and experience sharing
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Roberto
« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 09:57:49 am by roberto99 »

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Re: Possible to run vmware server on the kde desktop?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 12:52:39 am »
The new VMWare Server product (ie not ESX or GSX, the freebee) runs on Linux, as does VMWare Player. But I've no idea whether anybody has tried it on LMCE...

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Re: Possible to run virtual machines on the kde desktop?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 09:57:24 am »
...shame on me...kubuntu is not linux, right?

...newbi I am...

any other virtual machine that works on kubuntu?

cheers
Roberto

PS: chenged the subject

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Re: Possible to run virtual machines on the kde desktop?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 01:31:04 pm »
roberto99.
...shame on me...kubuntu is not linux, right?

...newbi I am...

any other virtual machine that works on kubuntu?

cheers
Roberto

PS: chenged the subject

Kubuntu is a distribution.
Linux is the kernel.
A distribution contains a fully functional system, like a kernel, os utilities, X window, window manager(gnome/kde), apps etc.

You can install Vmware Server 2.0 on ubuntu 7.10 (which will probably work for kubuntu too since they use the same kernel).
/niz23

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Re: Possible to run virtual machines on the kde desktop?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 07:36:27 pm »
Just a quick question: If my hybrid or core is powerfull enough, would it be possible to adittionaly run vmware server or similar on the kde desktop to run some completely other machines?

It looks like vmware server requires a kernel hack:

  http://symbolik.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/howto-repost-vanilla-kernel-26242-vmware-server-and-kubuntu-710/

Personally I'm not comfortable with messing with LinuxMCE's kernel.  YMMV.

HTH,
Roy

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Re: Possible to run virtual machines on the kde desktop?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 08:51:52 pm »
royw.
Just a quick question: If my hybrid or core is powerfull enough, would it be possible to adittionaly run vmware server or similar on the kde
desktop to run some completely other machines?

It looks like vmware server requires a kernel hack:

  http://symbolik.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/howto-repost-vanilla-kernel-26242-vmware-server-and-kubuntu-710/

Personally I'm not comfortable with messing with LinuxMCE's kernel.  YMMV.

HTH,
Roy


That´s only if you have replaced the stock ubuntu 7.10 kernel with 2.6.23. Ubuntu 7.10 include a 2.6.22 kernel as standard.
Vmware Server 2.0 list ubuntu 7.10 as a supported host operating system.
So you should be able to install it if you follow vmware documentation.
I don´t think there should be any kernel patching involved since that would make it nearly impossible for ordinary people top install.
You will probably need to patch your kernel if you are using a non supported kernel version.

/niz23

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Re: Possible to run virtual machines on the kde desktop?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 07:13:10 pm »
Thanks all for you input. I will try it out and hopefully report some good news here later
Roberto