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Old 02-18-2012, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by politby View Post
A VM inside a VM? So you're what, running a Windows VM in VMware Fusion on the Mac and then running VMware Workstation or VirtualPC in that VM? Cool, but why?

I've been working in virtualization for 6 years and only just now found the occasion to use it personally... to be able to run old 16-bit BMW software on a modern O/S...

Rather incredible that no one at BMW has leaked these specs, in all these years. Makes me wonder what they are threatened with if they did...
Yeah pretty much! I gave up on windows as a main OS many years ago! I have virtual box running on the mac which has a copy of windows running on it, this runs the INPA and the diagnostic head emulator, I then have VMware running inside the windows virtual machine to run the dis software. It does actually work but just very slowly!

I don't have any windows capable machines at home, I'm looking to get something setup purely for diagnostics and coding.
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