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[Discuss] I need some dual-booting advice

Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> writes:

> On 4/12/2016 10:59 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> What exactly do you mean by "Shared Virtual Machine"?  Can't you create
>> a /vmware partition that is owned by e.g. root:vmware_users, set mode
>> 6775, and put the VM config in there?
> I hadn't thought of that but I'll give it a shot.
> Shared virtual machines are sometimes called VMware Workstation Server
> mode. Shared VMs work a lot like KVM but still running in user space
> instead of in kernel space or on a bare metal hypervisor. A benefit to
> shared VMs is that they can be started in the background at boot time
> independent of the console UI. The tradeoff is that none of the direct
> system/hardware access the console UI provides is available to them.

Interesting.  I'm not sure if there's a way to convert a standard VM to
a Shared VM.  The "Share" menu item seems to be greyed out in my version
of WS-Pro 12.

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