Want to move to Ubuntu Linux; do VMWare machines made in Windows work in Linux?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Generaluser45, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Generaluser45

    Generaluser45 Limp Gawd

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    I have a T42 coming my way. For my plans with this system, I can eliminate needing a spare hdd if I can simply run the linux VMWare w/ a Windows XP or Server 2003 image.

    Right now, my plans were to be running XP Pro w/ VMWare XP/2003 image, and doing most of my work in the VMWare image(running FTP tasks, etc.) on the 40gb it comes with, and use a 20 for Ubuntu.


    But, if I can run Ubuntu on the 40, and re-use the images I already have set up, I can save myself a lot of time and effort.


    Does anyone know if a pre-existing image made on a Windows machine will transfer and operate properly if used in Linux's VMWare?
     
  2. 4saken

    4saken [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yes. VM machines created in Windows will work fine in Linux vmware enivronment. And the vice versa is true as well.
     
  3. Generaluser45

    Generaluser45 Limp Gawd

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    Good.

    Now all I need to figure out is how to mount, read from, and write to external hdds. Converting to FAT32 is not an option.