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Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 23:04
by Aapmansz
I have some vmware machines that I still want too run on Sabayon 5 KDE (O Yeah).

Vmware-player isn't in Entropy and "emerge vmware-player" breaks at some Gnome lib.

The solution: get the binary pakket from vmware.
(Sabayon kernel-sources are required for a succesfull installation)

After that you can start the vmware-installer, it will ask for your init.d dir.
Create /etc/vmware/init.d/rc0.d till rc6.d and tell the vmware installer those too use as runlevel dirs.

Installer creates a script "/etc/vmware/init.d/vmware" that loads the kernel-modules.

Those modules have to be loaded before you can play with vmware.

Have fun!

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 13:59
by Thev00d00
Or use virtualbox, open source, speedy, 3d acceleration and easy to install with equo install virtualbox-bin

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:50
by Callipyges

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:50
by Thev00d00
A) Thats VMware workstation which is is ~£100
B) Thats on an old version of virtualbox Newer versions are available, which has meany speedups
C) That test was run on windows
D) That test was not using SMP for the guests
E) Virtualbox is open source, w00t.
F) Virtualbox supports more hosts, including solaris, BSD's etc
G) Virtualbox has FULL hardware virtualisation so applications run faster.
H) Virtualbox has more virtual network cards (8 vs 4)
I) Virtualbox has support virtual SCSI discs
J) Virtualbox supports direct iSCSI connection (guests can use disks hosted in an iSCSI pool as they main HDDs)
K) Virtualbox has OpenGL support (inc on linux guests)
L) Virtualbox has integrated RDP server for each VM
M) Virtualbox has remote USB support

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 15:25
by Callipyges
On another hand vmware has

- Integrated VNC Server
- perfect desktop integration with linux
- Last directX working perfect
- Drag N Drop
- image capture and recording
- paravirtual kernel support
- use physical partition using GUI
- support parallel ports
- supports 8 Gb ram (instead of 2560 MB of 4GB)

Vmware Player is free, You can get pre-configured machine from (Workstation trial) and run it under Vmware Player

With Vmware Network configuration is quite easier and less complicated on Linux host. and also better with handling USB devices

I tried VirtualBox but I don't find a way to run an existing OS on a physical partition

Both have their own Advantages and Disadvantages, after it depends on what type of use you want.

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:29
by joutlan
Thev00d00 wrote:Or use virtualbox, open source, speedy, 3d acceleration and easy to install with equo install virtualbox-bin
Voodoo....is that one in repos the PUEL version with USB? That's what I need.....thanks !!

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:18
by and78386
As far as i know Virtualbox PUEL is not open source. It's proprietary as VMware Player, isn't it? If you want Virtualbox as open source version you have to use Virtualbox OSE, but in OSE you don't have USB support for example.

Correct?

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 0:35
by joutlan
and78386 wrote:As far as i know Virtualbox PUEL is not open source. It's proprietary as VMware Player, isn't it? If you want Virtualbox as open source version you have to use Virtualbox OSE, but in OSE you don't have USB support for example.

Correct?
Correct....what I'm looking for is whether the repo version is PUEL or OSE? I don't want the OSE.....

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 13:13
by wolfden
joutlan wrote: Correct....what I'm looking for is whether the repo version is PUEL or OSE? I don't want the OSE.....
as it says here:
http://gentoo-portage.com/app-emulation/virtualbox-bin

License: PUEL

Re: Howto: installing VMware-Player

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 18:26
by Pollo_Loco
thanks Wolfden....I'm the same person as joutlan :)