Here is quick tutoral on how to run a 12.04 alternate VM with the V7 client. The alternate version has no graphical user interface, this is supposed to increase TPF since it will increase the resources available to folding. I have no idea if this true to not. You could use the 12.04 regular version also.
1) Install VMware 3.0
2) Download 12.04 alternate here
. (link from Elchuckos guide). You don't need to burn the ISO to a disk since VMware can use the ISO file itself.
3) Create a VM using VMware.
4) Change the settings to 4 cores, max RAM 4gb, and Network should be Bridged, not NAT. Once the VM is installed edit the VM config file to say numvcpus = "8" (instead of "4"). Here is a screen shot from Robbo2 showing where the change is
5) Once the VM is installed you may be promted for the VMware Easy Install. Here is the link to the instructions to stop this from happening.
I am not sure which step it was, but it did work.
6) Once you have the VM up and running, install the V7 client using these instructions from Elchucko's guide.
The client should now start folding everytime you open the virtual machine, even if you don't log into it.
7) Now edit your folding config.xml file as in elchucko's guide by doing this...
sudo nano /etc/fahclient/config.xml
Then add the following code
<!-- Remote Command Server -->
The ip address you enter is your windows IP you can get by hitting Start, type CMD, then ipconfig. Your ip is the topmost number.
You don't need to add anything else since it be added by FAHControl.
8) Restart the VM and check CPU usage to confirm all 8 threads are folding. Get your VM ip address by typing "ifconfig" at the prompt. Take the ip address for use in WIndows HFM and FAH Control.
9) Now download Windows FAHControl v7 from stanford, if you don't already have it. Add a V7 client and use the IP address you got from "ifconfig" in Ubuntu. Put in your password. It should work, no need to change the port leave it as is. Then do the same for HFM 0.9.1, then you are good to go! Place the VMware startfile in your startup directory so folding will autostart when the PC is turned on. If you need to pause us FAHControl or close the VM. You can also use task manager to reduce the priority of the VM so other tasks like games and surfing get priority.Edited by valkeriefire - 8/24/12 at 8:51pm