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Need help setting up vrtual machine.

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Aureilius, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    Hi.

    I've just set up my first virtual machine, it is in win2K(pro).

    I'm hoping at some point to set up a virtual network but first thing first :)

    My win2K virtual machine has only 16 colours & my actual machine is running XP(home) from a restore disc.

    How do I get my win2K machine to work in full colour mode?

    Strange thing is, I didn't install sound but my virtual machine has sound.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    More details, please. What virtualization software is loaded on your XP Home host...VMWare or Virtual PC? If VMWare, did you install VMWare tools after installing your guest machine? If not, please do so. That will help with the functionality of the VM immensely.
     
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  3. Aureilius

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    Thanks.

    I haven't done anything to my XP home comp, didn't realise it was necessary. I've installed VMware tools on the virtual pc.

    Problem is I haven't got any books for it, the disc's just been kicking around for a year.

    Truth is, if I hadn't come across this forum, it would probably have spent another year kicking about!

    I've also got MS virual PC 2004, but reading the 'one V the other' pinned thread, I just plumped for this one.
     
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  4. Aureilius

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    Oops! My mistake.

    VMware tools were NOT installed, as I tried installing them whilst the machine was booting up.

    Waited for it to boot, installed VMware tools & it's all good.

    Schoolboy error there.

    I'm gonna set up machine no.2 in FC4.Just need to get the host comp to play ball.

    Thanks Tripwire.
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Keep in mind that installing VMWare tools for a Linux guest is quite a bit different an experience than for Windows. This link might make it a bit easier. It also helps if you have a bit of experience with the Linux command line. Let us know if you need a hand.

    http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_newguest_tools_linux.html
     
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  6. Aureilius

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    Will do.

    No experience of Linux whatsoever, just keen to get into it.

    thanks for the link.

    Take care. :)
     
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  7. The_Geek

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    What version of VMware are you using?

    In the latest version (5), you can set up "teams" of virtual machines that will only communicate with each other; ie, virtual networks.

    You can grab a users guide here.
     
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  8. Aureilius

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    I'm running 4.5.2.8848 for whatever that means. I suppose just version 4.

    Thanks for the link though, I'm sure it'll serve as an introduction.
     
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  9. tripwire45
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  10. Aureilius

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    Thanks again Tripwire.

    I'm taking a learndirect approach to approaching the real Certs (networking). Thought I'd give myself about a year to become versed in the theory first. Also Linux looks kinda cool.

    Same as most I suppose, I'm on a bit of a budget. So I look forward to administering my virtual network.

    One day my network will span the globe.. Mwahaha! :D

    just kidding. :)

    Thanks.
     
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  11. ffreeloader

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    Hey, if you're going to dream technological dreams, they might as well be big ones. :biggrin
     
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  12. tripwire45
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    The Internet already spans the globe and since you can access it, technically... :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Phoenix
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    Me and a few mates set up something we called the 'glan' whereby we had a central vpn system connected to a 10mb line and all vpned our home networks into it, thus our lan spanned 5 continents
    was a good laugh, we could all play games together as if we were on a 'LAN' coz well, we were :)

    its since degraded to a state of nothingness as people have moved, etc, but we may ressurect it one day
    lol

    geeks to the end
    :)
     
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