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Author Topic: IDEA: completely self-contained VM OS on stick/CD  (Read 3751 times)

tmpusr

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IDEA: completely self-contained VM OS on stick/CD
« on: November 15, 2006, 11:52:41 PM »
Using Other People's Machines is not nice. Not for them, not for you.

Insert media.
Run your stuff.
Sync changes to net and/or save state (supporting CDRW).
Remove media.

Anything out there that does this?
VNC solves a lot, but net's not always available.

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Re: IDEA: completely self-contained VM OS on stick/CD
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 12:31:35 AM »
this sounds like a job for a vmware player:
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

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Re: IDEA: completely self-contained VM OS on stick/CD
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 12:21:32 PM »
Some links for you to look at (I have not tried these);

     QEMU-Puppy:  http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/qemupuppy/index.html
     Free Portable Virtual Privacy machine: http://www.metropipe.net/ppm.php

Non-free:
     MojoPAC: http://mojopac.com
     Black Dog Project (this is a full-blown hardware product): http://www.projectblackdog.com/



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Re: IDEA: completely self-contained VM OS on stick/CD
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006, 02:51:59 PM »
I responded to a post asking for something like this on the VMWare forums earlier today. 
Here's the general idea:
Make your VM using VMWare Server or Workstation [or manually editing config]
Use a *changable* linux boot-disk OS or BartPE (be these on usb key or cdrom or whathaveyou), adding VMWare Player and your VM, create a batch file or shell script to launch VMWare player with your VM, and make it run on startup completion. 
Burn changes to disc or copy to disk and make bootable.  You can also include the version of vmware player for windows preinstalled in a directory on the disk if you use linux, enabling you to just launch the player if you have a windows box and don't want to reboot it. 

Q.E.D.

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Re: IDEA: completely self-contained VM OS on stick/CD
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2006, 02:33:15 PM »
Because you mention it, one can assume that by default they aren't changeable. How do you make it changeable/are there changeable releases?