I've tried VB it's in most Linux repos, but usb.....has been a disaster lately with VB. I need the usb connectivity and VMWare handles it faultlessly
I installed VMWare Player to a vanilla Debian Wheezy recently, worked like a charm.
Any way, I only need VMWare for occasional work days (Windows 8 is very good at taking permission ownership from a Windows hdd when saving data before a Windows re-install) so I am now using it on Linux Mint XFCE partition (so I can have four years without any re-installs) and then use #! for my general day to day stuff (it's fast, as you know).
Having said all that, learning to get VMWare working on #! will do me a power of good and teach me a thing or two, so thanks for your pointers, I will try them out.
I found the command to start it but it complains about some kernel modules that need compiling and inserting - so not being that deeply technical, I admitted defeat.
I have it working in Mint 17.1 on another partition for now (formerly SolydK BE but the new update for that was a disaster).
I wonder how your install differs from mine for VMWare to work?
Thanks, just tried that with KWheezy and it's no-go just get a screen full of eula followed by a prompt to agree then it loops around to the same output.
root@kwz:/home/ian# sh VMware-Player-6.0.3-1895310.x86_64.bundle Extracting VMware Installer...done. No protocol specified No protocol specified You must accept the VMware Player End User License Agreement to continue. Press Enter to proceed. VMWARE END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
I will install #! and give it a try though once I have done my Network+ exam and have some actual free time.
Thanks for your fast reply.
Is it possible to install VMWare Player to Crunchbang?
If so does anyone have a quick tutorial on how to do it please?
I managed to get it installed to SolydX without any trouble simply by dragging the downloaded bundle to a root terminal, but this doesn't seem to work with other distros. I don't have a Crunchbang install presently, I am using KWheezy, although I have used Crunchbang a lot in the past.
My aim is to run Windows 8.1 in a vm to copy and save user profile data from Windows computers before re-installing Windows to the original machine. This is to fix infested Windows computers and hand them back a refreshed machine with their own data intact.
Windows 8.1 is very adept at this process without any arguments about permisions etc.
I cannot stomach the thought of actuall installing Windows anything to a real partition as part of a dual/multi boot.
Why Crunchbang? Well it is very light and will not tax the ram / cpu too much while running a heavy vm like Windows 7/8 and would suit the purpose very well, plus Windows will be inside a Linux cage
Any help greatly appreciated
Pencil - simpler technology will always endure. Remember how (allegedly) NASA spent a fortune developing the the ballpoint that pumped ink to the tip for zero gravity use? The Russians just took pencils into space.....says a lot for sensible thinking.
I prefer a pencil over a pen, easier to cheat in golf.
I did say "allegedly".....but that kind of thinking trumps technology overuse.
I find it appalling that this thread has gone on for 5 pages with no mention of Red Dwarf.
Smegging retards, the lot of ya!!
One of my favourites too. There is, or was recently, a new series showing on one of the more obscure channels, but I watched it and it's lost it somehow. Craig Charles is too busy with Coronation Street anyway (so I believe).
It was a classic - the super cool "Cat" transformed into Dwayne Dibbley...priceless.
+1 Breaking bad
+1 6 feet under (drama and comedy abt a family of undertakers)
+1 Dexter - Dark humor
+1 Father Ted - Quirky irish humor
Hitch-Hikers guide to the galaxy - British TV series much better than the film but the original book series by Douglas Adams is fantastic - sooo funny and original
Did you ever listen to the radio series of Hitch-Hikers Guide? It was broadcast in the UK before the tv series, it was excellent - made the imagination work overtime just like the book. Broadcast by the BBC way back...