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Posted Jun 18, 2008 at 12:35:40 AM
Subject: what is the best linux distro for running vmware workstation
I would like a slim basic Linux within which to run VMWARE Workstation - I then intend to run several linux's freeBSD and even some microsoft op systems. Would DSL be suitable as the host for vmware W/S? or perhaps another? :) Thanks
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Penguin
Joined Mar 28, 2008
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Posted: Jun 18, 2008 12:34:42 PM
Subject: what is the best linux distro for running vmware workstation
Pretty much any distro is good for vmware. Since you're after a minimal/slim distro I'd agree that DSL is a fine choice, another good choice is to do a *minimal* Debian install. A quick guide for installing Debian and then VMWare on top is here: http://robwhitehouse.com/virtualisation/how-to-install-a-linux-operating-system-for-maximising-vmware-resources/ It's a bit dated, so ignore the versions it mentions, there'll be newer ones out. I hope this helps you out, let us know if you need some more help / how it turns out. Penguin
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madevan
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Posted: Jun 19, 2008 1:01:12 AM
Subject: what is the best linux distro for running vmware workstation
Thanks penguin :)
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Penguin
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Posted: Jun 19, 2008 10:55:57 AM
Subject: what is the best linux distro for running vmware workstation
You're welcome. Let me know how it turns out. Penguin
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