Using VMWare for Dapper testing

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at
Tue Nov 29 03:13:23 GMT 2005

> For the people who want to help but can't do a full installation there's
> the LiveCD. It will also help finding hardware compatibility problems
> and other issues the user may have with the system. A virtual image
> would be much less effective in finding these kind of bugs.

considering that you can fit a default Dapper installation in probably
2 Gbytes of hard drive space, the hardware requirement is not that
great for anyone to test Dapper who already use Ubuntu on the same
computer; as long as you are willing to (double-triple-quad)-boot your
computer, something usually quite easy to do with the current

Personally I tried to use that free VMware player, but it seems trying
it on 256mb of RAM (for either my desktop or my laptop) was an
impossibility for any of the OS image I tried.

Daniel Robitaille

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