[ubuntu-us-nm] [Ubuntu-US-NM] Time to Virtualize

Andrew Parker andrew at source3.com
Mon Mar 24 16:25:20 GMT 2008


Eric,

I am really stuck with connecting VMware Workstation to our domain at
Work (R.T. Hicks Consultants).

Call me if you get a chance at 266-5004.

Thanks.

-  
Andrew Parker
Source3 Computing LLC
www.source3.com
505-350-5535


On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 13:40 -0700, Eric Krieger wrote:
> Andrew Parker wrote:
> > Thanks Eric.  And I would like your support when the time comes.
> >   
> 
> Just say the word.
> 
> > Purchasing VM Workstation is a non-issue.  I also qualify for the 
> > educational discount.
> >
> >   
> Nice!
> 
> > I have two USB drives.  One is for incremental back-ups.  The other one 
> > contains an image of my Windows system.  I also have Restore CDs created 
> > from the ThinkVantage suite. 
> >
> > I am not sure if I want to tranfer my existing Windows set-up; its time 
> > to do my yearly spring cleaning.  And the existing Windows system has 
> > all of the ThinkVantage stuff which slows the OS down and takes up 
> > space.  I am thinking of doing a minimal Windows  XP install in the  VM. 
> >
> >   
> 
> The great thing about VM'ing you current PC is that you can that a
> Snapshot of the VM then uninstall all those things that you dislike. Run
> CCleaner...
> 
> http://www.ccleaner.com/
> 
> removing those rouge registry entries followed by running NTRegOpt...
> 
> http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
> 
> If your VM run better great....if not you can recover back to the
> snapshot with a simple right click restore. =)
> 
> 
> 
> > Lastly, if I do capture my current system as a VM, will the MBR be 
> > copied as well?  I want to do away with my dual boot.
> >
> >   
> 
> I have to confess I've never P2Ved a dual boot system. It may or may not
> but if it does...
> 
> 1. take a snapshot of the VM.
> 2. pop in the WinXP CD boot boot the VM from it.
> 3. select recover console.
> 4. Once you are in the recovery console type FIXMBR.
> 
> This will recreate the Windows MBR for the VM and thus delete grub.
> 
> 5. eject the winxp cd and reboot the VM.
> 
> Eric
> 
> 




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