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    Question Help instilling Linux in vmware on windows please

    At the risk of sounding very dumb, here goes....

    I'm trying to set up a vmware server on my windows server that will run linux so I can set up a place to store clonezilla images and maybe install squid as a proxy.

    I have a livecd of fedora 8 which boots fine on a regular windows machine. Is it possible to start the vmware virtual machine and have it "boot" from the live cd so I can install fedora? When I put the cd in the drive and start the vm with the cd connected, it tells me no OS is found.

    I also downloaded DSL linux from and got the version for vmware, but I'm not sure what files to burn to the cd. I'm having the same problem as this guy: DSL LiveCD

    If this can be done, what's the best way to install linux in a vmware vm?

    Sorry for being such a linux newbie and thanks for any help,


  2. #2
    download an actual install cd, not the live version. burn it, have vmware boot from it, install.

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    Linux Newbie athlon_crazy's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    The DSL .vmx u dont need to burn it. Just extract, open your vmware then press "open virtual machine" button. Now, locate your dsl.vmx file..


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