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Author Topic: VL standard/light with vmware player?  (Read 2725 times)

omergrigg

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VL standard/light with vmware player?
« on: November 05, 2009, 11:54:08 am »

Hi,
I'm a total newbie, and I'd like to know if it's possible to install VL standard or light with vmware player.
If yes, how?  I never worked with VL or vmware player.

Thanks!
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newt

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Re: VL standard/light with vmware player?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 12:01:42 pm »

I do not believe that you can create new virtual machine with VMWare Player; I believe it can only 'play' existing virtual machines.

However, with Sun VirtualBox (freeware) you can create new virtual machines and install VL (standard or light). There might be a couple pitfalls along the way but AFAIK folks have been able to install VL in VirtualBox with success.

Hope this helps
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M0E-lnx

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Re: VL standard/light with vmware player?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 08:01:41 pm »

There are online tools to create a vmware virtual machine as well. It is totally possible

stretchedthin

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Re: VL standard/light with vmware player?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 08:32:43 pm »

I use VL with virtualbox all the time.  Works great pretty easy stuff.
I've made a couple tut's if it will help.

This tut used version 2.4x but the steps are the same with the current version.
Installing Virtualbox on Vectorlinux


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