[clug] Using Lenovo Win-XP in (ubuntu) VM

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 02:04:42 GMT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:54, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Last year I bought a Lenovo T43 (from Domanye). [80Gb disk, 1Gb RAM,
> 1.8Ghz CPU]


> The system isn't supplied with Win-XP media (licence key for 'WIn XP
> Pro' is attached).  It is possible to make a single copy of "IBM Rescue
> and Recovery" disks.

It is, using the rescue and recovery thingo under XP.

There are however methods of "extracting" a windows XP install disk
from the partition in question.

> Rather than dual-boot, I'd like to run Win-XP in a VM under Ubuntu.

Erk, it is going to be somewhat slow if only because the older Pentium
M's do not have all the virtualisation extensions that the new core
2's have. :(

> My preference is to not spend anything to create a VM.

I would stick with vmware player (free) and use some of the online
tools to create the config files that you would otherwise have to buy
a copy of workstation to get. At least with vmware player you can use
a physical disk as the image and then dual boot to it when needs be.
(although this is not recommended it can be done! -- been there done

> My questions:
>  - Does anyone actually run something like this?

Have.  Eventually found ways to do everything I needed in 'buntu
except one last stalwart. (AnyDVD).

Andrew Janke (a.janke at gmail.com || http://a.janke.googlepages.com/)
Canberra->Australia +61 (402) 700 883

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