iTunes inside of VMWare inside of Windows

Roberto Dohnert webwarrior at
Sun Oct 26 05:36:31 UTC 2003

I have recieved numerous e-mails about this issue and I thought I would 
make it known to any and all interested parties since I am the 
proclaimed expert of Windows inside of VMWare.  Yes, the new iTunes can 
be run inside of Windows inside of VMWare but, (yes you knew a but was 
coming) You cannot run visualizations because VMWare drivers do not 
support OpenGL, Do not allocate less than 256mb of RAM for the guest OS, 
I highly reccomend upgrading to VMWare 4.0.5 since memory management was 
greatly improved in that version.  If you wish to use it inside of 
VMWare 4.0.0 or below, YOU CANNOT BE DOING ANYTHING IN LINUX.  The Apple 
Music Store works, you can access the store and download and do what you 
want.  If you wish to make custom CD's on an internal CD-RW you are out 
of luck I think, I have to do some more testing with mine, but upon 
inital testing it didnt work. but with External burners it works fine, 
unload the USB mass storage Modules in Linux before you can mount the 
external burner in the guest OS.  If you are going to use the iPod with 
VMWare make sure it is not mounted in Linux otherwise VMWare refuses to 
see it

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