Re: VMware Workstation
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Dr. Ed Morbius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> on 14:54 Wed 02 Mar, Greg Madden (email@example.com) wrote:
>> On Wednesday 02 March 2011 01:59:50 pm Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
>> > Why would one chose one over the other?
>> OT but, Vbox is gpl and in Debians repositoriies.
> Well, yeah, besides the obvious I meant.
> I've schlepped over the *.vmwarevm trees from my OSX box (primary use:
> serving as a VMWare Fusion platform) and will muck with getting them
> going on VBox.
> There's ye olde "Oh, but I selected SCSI for hard drive format" issue, I
> suspect that's not a big issue, though I also suspect that WinXP will
> make it one. Grumble. And largely OT.
Maybe one thing. I have not been able to directly use a system that
was on a partition. VMWare has a tool to convert a physical system to
a virtual one.
For VirtualBox, I had to boot each system (WinXP&Win7) and use
disk2vhd to convert the running system to a virtual image.
VB recognize /almost/ directly the VHD file (you have to use
virtualbox-ose-fuse >= 4.0 to open the VHD image as filesystem).