[Ubuntu-US-NM] Time to Virtualize

Eric Krieger unmlobo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 20:29:05 GMT 2008


Just in my head... =P

Eric


DThomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us wrote:
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> Eric this is a cool howto, thanks do you have this published anywhere?
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> David Thomas
> IT Specialist Manager
> Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courts
> 401 Lomas NW
> Albuquerque, NM 87103
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> dthomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us
> 505-841-9807
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> *Eric Krieger <unmlobo at gmail.com>*
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> Go with VMware. Do you have an external USB Hard Drive? If you do then
> this is going to be easy.
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> 1. Download VMWare's P2V (Physical to Virtual) Converter from...
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> http://vmware.com/download/converter/
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> 2. Install it on your Windows Laptop.
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> 3. Connect the hard drive to your laptop.
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> 4. Fire up VMWare Converter and Follow this how to...
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> http://www.pringle.net.nz/Blog/PermaLink,guid,4f2ccdae-0825-4b87-8b84-4050172fb033.aspx
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> Dumping the virtual image of your laptop to the USB drive. Now you have
> an exact copy of you laptop as a VM.
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> Now the hard part. Are you willing to part with $200 for VMware
> Workstation? There are a couple advantages...
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> https://www.vmware.com/products/ws/new.html
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> The USB support is a big one...it allows your VM's to access USB devices
> directly. I purchased Workstation and I think it's worth it.
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> Also before you blow away your windows partition and install Ubuntu I
> would really recommend that you create a backup "image" of your laptop
> with something like...
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> http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm
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> ...that way if something goes very wrong you can alway restore your
> laptop to it's former XP self....
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> With the VM and Image of your laptop created install Ubuntu and your
> flavor of VMWare... If you need help with the VMware let me know.
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> Eric
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> Andrew Parker wrote:
> > Folks:
> >
> > I am gearing up to redo my laptop in preparation for my Capstone
> Project
> > at Penn State.  Below is a short discussion on what I want to do.  Any
> > words of wisdom is appreciated.  I want to perform the transition soon
> > after March 18th.
> >
> >
> >   Objectives
> >
> > For my Capstone project in the MGIS program at Penn State, I want to
> use
> > Open Source software only. However, I use the same laptop for school
> and
> > work. While at work, I need to run programs that only run in Windows
> (ie
> > ArcMap, MS Access, gotomeeting). In addition, I connect to a Windows
> > Domain (Windows Server 2003) while at work.
> >
> > My proposed solution is to run Ubuntu 7.10 as host and use Virtualbox,
> > VMserver, or VMworkstation to run Windows XP as a guest. I do not want
> > to dual boot as I need the functionality of both Linux and Windows at
> > the same time and drive space is limited.
> >
> > I also use a docking station at work with an external monitor.  I have
> > played around with the external screen but never got it to display
> > properly.  I will need help configuring the display settings when the
> > time comes.
> >
> >
> >   System Configuration
> >
> > Computer
> >
> >                  
> >
> > Thinkpad T60
> >
> > Processor
> >
> >                  
> >
> > Intel Centrino Duo 1.83 Ghz
> >
> > RAM
> >
> >                  
> >
> > 3 GB
> >
> > Hard Drive
> >
> >                  
> >
> > 80GB
> >
> > OS
> >
> >                  
> >
> > Dual Boot, Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu 7.10
> >
> > (within Windows, I am also running Ubuntu within Virtualbox)
> >
> >
> >   Programs to Run
> >
> > I need to run the following programs. To my knowledge, they only run in
> > Windows XP:
> >
> >    1.
> >
> >       ArcView 9.2
> >
> >    2.
> >
> >       MS Access
> >
> >    3.
> >
> >       Acrobat Reader Professional 7.0
> >
> >    4.
> >
> >       gotomeeting, gotoassist
> >
> >
> >   Questions
> >
> >    1.
> >
> >       Would it be better to run Windows XP as host and Ubuntu as guest?
> >       I am worried abut connecting to our work domain.
> >
> >    2.
> >
> >       Are there any advantages to partitioning the HD and use the extra
> >       partition for data storage that both the host and guest can
> access?
> >
> >  
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