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I am doing a few tests.

Im on a mac with Paraellels.

I have created a VM of VMware esx 3.5 (thats the version i need)

I have created a VM of XP.

On XP-vm I have installed VMwares mangement tool to connect to VM ESX 3.5 vm server.

I use this to TRY and create a new VM of Linux. I get 80% though installer, then it reboots.

Obviously this is not my real world scenario - but im testing esx 3.5 without getting the real hardware out of the cupboard before i need to.

Any advice would be appreciated?

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closed as not constructive by Keltari, Dave M, Tanner, TFM, Simon Sheehan Feb 1 '13 at 22:29

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I have seen VMs run in VMs, however your question is way to localized to help others –  Keltari Feb 1 '13 at 16:14
Not a great idea even if you might get it going. Perforemance will likley be very bad due to disk I/O contention. –  Dave M Feb 1 '13 at 16:31

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