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Vmware on Fedora 21

asked 2015-01-11 23:37:05 -0500

josephgodwinke gravatar image

updated 2015-01-12 17:25:22 -0500

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I have fedora 21 on my laptop and i wanted to use another security distro to test what i learn can i use vmware or oracle virtualbox since i already have dual-boot fedora + windows 7 covering my whole hdd. can this be possible without me using a usb as my boot device but rather my hdd?

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try sudo yum install @virtualization;sudo systemctl start libvirtd;sudo systemctl enable libvirtd;sudo virt-manager

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-01-11 23:46:36 -0500 )edit

ok before i do that what is the outcome? and will my virtual distro need any mem on my laptop

josephgodwinke gravatar imagejosephgodwinke ( 2015-01-12 00:37:15 -0500 )edit

i cant boot into my distro: kali linux which is stock not vmware type...

josephgodwinke gravatar imagejosephgodwinke ( 2015-01-12 01:57:33 -0500 )edit

it will install tools to use the native virtualization tools, which work very well, so you don't have to go to third party solutions.Yes, any software running on your machine will use memory, including software run in a virtual machine.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-01-12 08:39:36 -0500 )edit

worked!!! thanks

josephgodwinke gravatar imagejosephgodwinke ( 2015-01-12 11:29:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-01-12 00:43:42 -0500

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Yes, it should work fine. The files for the virtual machine will be created with Fedora's filespace. The virtual machine manager is just another application as far as the operating system is concerned. There is no need to create any new partitions or add another disk in order to use either Virtualbox or VMware.

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