7 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2008 2:50 AM by dave.english RSS

    portable vmware player

    totem Novice

      You can create a portable vwmare player to bring in a key or USB pendrive? There is a working group to create the vmware player portable ...

       

      It would be interesting to bring our machines in a virtual memory

        • 1. Re: portable vmware player
          continuum Guru User Moderators vExpert

          Don't understand what you are asking - please try again

           

           

           

           

           

          • 2. Re: portable vmware player
            totem Novice

            Is easy.

            There is some version of portable vmware  or portable player for  memories usb "memorystick" ?

             

            There are some project or working group working on it?

            It could create a working group to create a portable vmware.

             

            It would be interesting to bring in a memorystick or memory usb on vmware with our favorite virtual machine.

             

            Greetings

            • 3. Re: portable vmware player
              continuum Guru User Moderators vExpert

               

              Hi

               

               

              I make something like that - look at my moa-project.

              It allows to create a USB-stick which boots into BartPE and then can start a VM of your choice 

               

               

              • 4. Re: portable vmware player
                NNy2k Novice

                Very nice information and site! I'm building my memory drive now (8gb thumbdrive)!! 

                • 5. Re: portable vmware player
                  continuum Guru User Moderators vExpert

                  I still prefer booting from CD and then loading into RAM. Then I use VMs from USB-disks

                   

                  USB-thumbdrives boot on one box but maybe not on the next - CDs boot almost everywhere

                  • 6. Re: portable vmware player
                    mikenic Lurker

                     

                    Hi folks. One other thing to consider... Using a thumb drive allows you to make changes on the fly where booting from CD does not. I've expermented on both, being a hack (of sorts), I prefer the thumbdrive. Each has its pros(CD=quicker and as noted, boots from just about any machine as long as they have the memory) & cons (CD's are limited in space, no changes to either Bart's config or updating the VM). All depending on how you intend to use it I suppose.

                     

                     

                     

                    Cool!

                     

                     

                     

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                    • 7. Re: portable vmware player
                      dave.english Hot Shot

                       

                      Yes, Moa is good.

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      It is also possible to builld a vmware player into an Ubuntu Live disk

                       

                       

                      http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-customize-your-ubuntu-live-cd

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      (Allthough they can't run your VM:)

                       

                       

                      You might also want to look at MokaFive, its proprietary but based on VMware I think & allows writing user filesystem data back to the USB.

                       

                       

                      Also there is Qemu-Puppy, which will either boot Linux or run it in Qemu, again writing user filesystem data back to the USB while tryimg to limit flash writes.