How to use VMware to run windows on linux?

Posted on 2006-05-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Currently, I have the VMware software installed in my WinXP box and have a linux virtual work station running on it. But I want the XP running on Linux. Right now, I have the Fedora 4 OS installed, how can I install the XP by using the VMware?

Thanks for advance!
Question by:guochu
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    by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
    So you want to run a XP inside the Virtual Machine which already runs the Linux?
    Can you explain why you are trying to do this?
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    You'll have to get the linux vmware version, then just follow the instructions in the readme files and documentation and FAQ's on the vmware homepage.

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    The linux version is available as tar.gz or an rpm. FC will be supported by rpm, so just grab that, then install using rpm -ivh vmware.whatever.rpm (as root or sudo, obviously...)

    Then you'll need to run the vmware-config script. This sets up the bridged networking etc, and if it doesn't have suitable precompiled modules you might need to install the source for your kernel and gcc so it can compile one. Once that's run it's pretty much as it is in Windows; same interface, same options etc.

    Running a VM inside another VM is not supported by VMware, though I think angellll has misunderstood your intention.

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    Thanks all :)

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