Name: [122] Steven Devijver
Member: 114 months
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Running Knoppix Linux on Windows inside VMWare [ID:110] (2/2)

in series: Running Linux on Windows

video tutorial by Steven Devijver, added 03/07

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In this second ShowMeDo Steven shows how to download the Knoppix live CD (he also explains what a live CD is ;-). Then he'll show you how to configure the VMWare Player so that you can boot Linux inside Windows! (yes, you're reading that right).

Over in the wiki you'll find the knoppix.vmx configuration file.

Uploaded on 17th December 2006, running time 13 minutes.

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54. Michaeloi Sat, 04 Sep 2010 16:23

Excellent video.. very informative.


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51. Richardtic Fri, 09 Jul 2010 11:12

Thank you for a very informative start

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Great job Steven. You have introduced the VMware topic very well in a very short period of time.

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Thank you for such an easy to follow tutorial. Although I knew the principles of virtual machine technology, I had no idea how simple it is to set up. Now with confidence it is 'onward and upward'.

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45. anonymous Fri, 13 Nov 2009 06:02

wow..... great....

44. anonymous Sat, 19 Sep 2009 19:59

Steven, I am learning Linux, and these two videos were very helpful. Please direct me to a site were I can improve my kinux knowledge. Thank you so much for your time.

43. anonymous Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:19

Thanks a lot for the tutorial.

42. anonymous Sun, 23 Aug 2009 21:53

Muy Bueno el tutorial. Very good. Thanks.Daniel. Tucuman. Argentina

Parallel Knoppix??Help! Gracias!

41. anonymous Wed, 19 Aug 2009 22:31


40. anonymous Mon, 10 Aug 2009 08:13

good video.

39. anonymous Sun, 09 Aug 2009 00:59

I liked your video description of "how to" about Knoppix Live CD.

I was wondering how Knoppix Live CD would run without being installed in hard drive? Your description about VMware Player resolved my confusion.

Thank you


38. anonymous Sun, 09 Aug 2009 00:44

I liked your video description of "how to" about Knoppix Live CD.

I was wondering how Knoppix Live CD would run without being installed in hard drive? Your description about VMware Player resolved my confusion.

Thank you


37. anonymous Fri, 19 Jun 2009 03:54

This video didn't tell me how to install linux on the computer.

36. anonymous Wed, 17 Jun 2009 22:21

just now i hav download that video i hav check how its working

35. anonymous Thu, 04 Jun 2009 14:02

Very good, Easy to follow, Takes care of a need I have and is very useful.


34. anonymous Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:00


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32. anonymous Fri, 03 Apr 2009 10:03

Thank you! Video is very interesting, but I have one question: where can I get a vmx-file? Can you give me a link to it?

31. anonymous Tue, 17 Mar 2009 01:44

Easy to follow, clear recording, nice work.

I understand that using linux live CD you can’t install application on linux.Can you please include on how to run install cd on vm..

29. anonymous Thu, 20 Nov 2008 21:53

This is awesome! Thanks for providing us this info. Hope you will continue to make some videos like this. Great help.

28. anonymous Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:11

So, if I install a software on the linux, and then switch off, my changes are gone, as i understand.

I want to know if I can use VMWare for testing out a software. Say, here is a software that I dont want to install on my PC. But I want to test it. I want to use VMWare to install that in a virtual PC. Can I do that. If so, is it possible to "copy" that VMWare installation, so that if I want to do the same thing on another PC, I dont have to install the software itself...I just copy the VMWare image

27. anonymous Sun, 12 Oct 2008 12:36

Your video is a really big help. It showed me exactly what I was planning to do with my machine. By the way can you also make a tutorial about running Windows in VMWare Player on top of Knoppix? Thanks!

26. anonymous Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:38

hey steven,

Thanks for you tutorial and for your time to explain this case.

25. anonymous Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:38

hey steven,

Thanks for you tutorial and for your time to explain this case.

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