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Is it possible to run 2 or 3 operating systems using VMWare at the same time with just 512RAM?

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That depends on which OSes you are trying to run. If it's something small like Rhapsody and DSL, yes. But if you are trying to run major OSes like Linux and OS X, no. Don't forget, some of your RAM has to be used for the host OS as well.

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Would be wiser to install the OS's the old way?
and, I don't understand VMW too well, if i install OS X unto drive D:
next time I restart my box, i can boot it too?

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you can install an os thru VMware in 2 ways:

- on a fake filesystem file
- on a physical hdd partition

only with the latter you can boot that OS natively

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Fake filesystem means that it will just run via VMWare and physical means it will be bootable on startup(=native?)?

Excuse my noobishness, one more thing, if I will still be having windows on HDD but it won't show on the selection menu, what will I have to do, and can I add later a Linux and boot Mac OSX via GRUB?

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sure. just delete the windows entry in the grub.conf file
to add mac os to the entries.. search the forum, now i'm not on my linux box and i've forgot the syntax

you're right. the virtual filesystem file cannot be run natively

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I meant, that if I still be having my windows, but selection menu won't have it, how would I add it(not on GRUB, but on the thing I have on a blank PC), another issue is should I start from a scrap and install all my OS's it is OK to leave my current OS(WinXP).

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i guess i didn't get what you wanna do... you mean the hdd's mbr?

insert your windows xp instal cd and reboot... make sure to boot the cdrom

and then start the recovery console

when you get the console prompt.. type: fixmbr

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The other question is how possible is to install Linux and Mac OS X if I already have WinXP(w/o losing it and being able to boot it up), If it is not what should I install first if a format the whole HDD.





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