Should be a pretty straight forward question but just confirming ....
got a windows xp home edition machine ( 2 drives C and D)
installed vmware 4
Aim : Want to run linux red hat 9 as Guest OS
I run the vmware application
Create a virtual machine .
I have got the 3 ISO files of linux red hat 9 in my D drive
I am running the vmware and creating the virtual machine in C drive
I am asking the vmware to use the image file from D drive .
When i power on the virtual machine , it is starting to install Red hat 9.
Does it going to affect my C and D drive by any chance. My understanding is it is going to create a virtual partitioned hard drive and not going to touch my C and D and format any data.Am I correct ?
Will it look for all the 3 image files to do the installation and run ?
What will happen once I close the virtual machine and run it again. Will it again look for those ISO files everytime and install or it will run linux automatically ?