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mdonzay
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: How do you install VMWARE on gentoo linux ? Reply with quote

I want to run another distribution of linux inside gentoo. As i am already dual booting XP and gentoo, i want to install it inside gentoo, could you please write the procedure or simply link me to some guides explaining how to do it..
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VMWare is the company. Are we talking Player, Workstation, ...?

In case of Workstation, which I'm using myself, just install it as everything else
Code:
emerge -atv vmware-workstation

If you always want the latest version available via portage, you can add the vmware-ovrelay
Code:
layman -S ; layman -a vmware


After that, just read the output of the emerge command and follow its instructions, which usually is
Code:
emerge --config app-emulation/vmware-workstation
Then start the service
Code:
/etc/init.d/vmware start

Start the application itself, enter your serial (and register if you want to) and off you go.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you set on using VMware specifically? There are free virtualization products, such as KVM, which may (or may not) meet your needs. If you do not already have a VMware license, you might find one of the free products desirable.
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