[CentOS] how to dual boot centos with redhat?

Tue Aug 3 15:38:10 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 8/3/2010 8:10 AM, Scott Robbins wrote:
>> VMware on the best machine you have and run the OS in question as a guest.  In
>> many cases you can find an image already installed that you can just download
>> and run under VMware player.  If you have to build your own, you'll probably
>> want the latest version of vmware server 1.x that you can find (the 2.x versions
>> have a problem running under Red Hat or Centos and  nobody likes the web based
>> console).
> Aha---have you tried the latest VMwareplayer?  It seems to be their
> replacement for the old  VMwareserver.  It now enables you to install an
> O/S, so these days, I'm recommending it over VMware server--like you
> (and most people), I greatly dislike the 2.x way of doing things.
> There is also the lighter, and at this point, probably less feature-ful
> VirtualBox, of course.  However, VMwareplayer, like the old VMware
> server (that is, 1.x) allows you to install a wide variety of systems.

I do have a fairly recent player on an XP laptop but hadn't explored the 
new features since I usually start by copying an image created on a 
faster machine under vmware server.  But the main reason for having a 
recent version installed is that it handles USB drives nicely, giving 
you a choice of whether they attach to the host or guest and at the time 
I couldn't get that to work at all with VirtualBox even though the docs 
said it should.  I find it very handy to be able to connect 
linux-formatted drives through a usb cable adapter that handles 
ide/laptop/sata drives and access the content without having to boot 
into linux - with the potential to do disaster recovery restores from a 
backuppc disk image.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com