Virtual Machines = "No Coasters"

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Virtual Machines = "No Coasters"

#1 Post by CleaverX » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:13 am

Hello everybody, it's a beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest and I have yet another question:
What is everyone using to make sure their brand spanking new, super customized images, will boot properly, and that the menus look and behave correctly? I have dabbled with Qemu for a bit, but for the past week I have been using the eval version of MS Virtual PC 2004, and I like it better. Still some people swears by VMWare...
So, how about it? Let's have it!!! What is your secret weapon against 'coasters'? Furthermore, since we all know that using a marker is just plain 'ghetto', how do you identify your newly burned pride and joy?
Don't hold back!!! Inquirng minds want to know!!!!


Victor Chew
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Virtual Machines = "No Coasters"

#2 Post by Victor Chew » Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:16 pm

I have always used VMWare (V4.5.x), because that's what I conveniently
have at my office.

But for real-world testing, you can do without a real machine + CDRW. I
have never had problems with booting CDRWs, even on the oldest machine I
have access to (Celeron 800Mhz + AOpen M/B).