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Really? I've had VM Player crash on me a lot, that is why I use VirtualBox now. I've never had an issue with it.

I have been using VMWare Server and Player for longer than I can remember....on dozens of machines...and have never experienced a crash. We now have a dozen or so folks using both Player and VirtualBox on my team...and the lesson with VBox is to have a file copy of the VM both before and after any significant change. VMs have gone south during any number of operations, including snapshots.

If it works for you though, that's all that matters. thumb.gif

BTW, we also use ESX right on the metal, but that's a different beast. smile.gif
post #12 of 14
You taking about listening to tunes for creative juices and running "backtrack" I thought it was some Linux based recording software that I never heard of. I was all excited as I'm always interested in new recording software. I was sadly mistaken.
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post #13 of 14
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What are th 3 basic steps of installing an OS to VMWare Player?Do I need VMWare tools? there seems to be an error everytime I try.

I downloaded vmware for windows.

Installed backtrack from a live CD ( took forever)
Installed Ubuntu from an ISO

I want to learn how to tighten up my internet security, as well as test my own router, so I am looking to get aircrack fully functional. However I cannot get airmon to recognize my eth interface?

Am I supposed to "bridge connections" in windows 7?

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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Dive View Post

What are th 3 basic steps of installing an OS to VMWare Player?Do I need VMWare tools? there seems to be an error everytime I try.
I downloaded vmware for windows.
Installed backtrack from a live CD ( took forever)
Installed Ubuntu from an ISO
I want to learn how to tighten up my internet security, as well as test my own router, so I am looking to get aircrack fully functional. However I cannot get airmon to recognize my eth interface?
Am I supposed to "bridge connections" in windows 7?
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Brief answer...since I am running a build... smile.gif

VMWare tools makes life easier after you are up and running, but it is not required.

After VMWare Player is installed:

  • Create a new VM, selecting OS
  • Select networking option (go with NAT if in doubt)
  • Kick up the VM's RAM to something more reasonable...if you have the physical RAM to spare
  • Configure the VM's CD drive to point toward an installer ISO
  • Boot the VM...which will trigger the OS installer for that VM
  • Reboot the VM after installation...and you should be good...although you may need to make adjustments to get sound to work
  • Installing VMWare tools in the VM's OS will give you a shared clipboard, help with sound issues, and enhance performance of networking and display...BUT the VM WILL work without it

Regarding networking options:

NAT - share the host's IP. Very easy setup...and you CAN talk back and forth between the host and the VM. I access VM servers from my host routinely...and vice versa. Also grants network/internet access to VM.

Bridged - VM acts like a full-fledged client on your network...and will get its own IP. Grants network/internet access to VM.

Host only - generally not useful for most folks.


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