Thanks for the response. I tried the player. It emerged but didn't
run complaining that I hadn't configured it. With no good instructions
about to get me through that quickly I've put the idea to bed for now.
I'll revisit it later if it makes sense.
On 3/7/06, Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...> wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 March 2006 02.06, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I've never used VMware but someone suggested I try their VMware
> > Player app. Looking around I ran across info on the workstation
> > version here:
> > http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_setup_VMware
> > but nothing yet on the Player app. Is anyone using the Player? Does
> > any of this work on the 64-bit platform or do I need to run all of
> > this chroot'ed?
> Yes, I've used the vmware-player. If I remember well, the player is masked
> (amd64 keyword), but not vmware-workstation.
> It did work , but apparently shared folders are deactivated in the player at
> the time. So I ended up upgrading vmware-workstation and that's what I am
> using now.
> > Since VMware is a retail app I assume all the WIKI is showing is
> > how to get the workstation set up and that I'd have to have a license
> > to actually use it? Or is this not the case? I didn't spot any
> > comments about entering license numbers, etc., and never having used
> > VMware I wouldn't really know what to look for anyway.
> No, you don't need to pay to use vmware.player. The catch is that the player
> has some limitations, the most important being that you can't create a
> virtual machine - so you have to create it on another machine running
> workstation, or download one somewhere.
> I also noticed that I got regular errors when starting the player, but could
> start it in the end, while the problem did not occur with workstation.
> The bottom line (I think) is that if you rellly need en emulator like vmware,
> you should think about getting workstation. If it's more a matter of trying,
> you won't break much with player. Note that player is easily removed the day
> you want to emerge workstatiion.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Mark
> Have a nice day
> The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
> capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
> safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
> Frank Zappa
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