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Contents of the Full Desktop readme file (see below for Mini Desktop)

What exactly is this?
---------------------
Debian Etch 4.0-r0 - Full Desktop Gnome System
  standard installation from CD1 plus compiler environment and fonts
installed into VMware Workstation 4.5.3 and 5.5.3
installed VMwareTools 6 beta e.x.p-42757
8 GB disc capacity split into files < 2 GB
96MB RAM

users:
username: root password: root
username: user password: user

configurations:
language: English
keyboard: US/German
screen resolution: 1024*768 (possible to change - see below)


Features:
---------
- works with VMware Workstation >= 5.x and Player >= 1.x
- tested with VMware Workstation 5.5.3, Player 1.0.3
- VMwaretools are fully installed
  -> host system integration: copy&paste, cursor grabbing, Shared Folders...
- all files are smaller than 2 GB to be able to make a snapshot by packing them with zip
- the system is prepared to share files with the host via:
  - Shared Folders of the VMware Workstation
  - virtual network with SMBFS
  - virtual network with CIFS
- if the host is online the system is ready for installation of new packages (about 19000).
  The four main repository addresses for Etch have been added to the sources.list.
  Just start Desktop->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager and press reload
- for more information start the Epiphany or the Iceweasel web browser. Both have their
  homepages pointed to  http://www.visoracle.com/download/debian/  so that it is most
  convenient to get e.g. networking set up or the screen resolution changed
  (you will have to copy and paste commands)


Documentation files
--------------------------------------------
InstallDoc.txt
a description of how exactly this appliance has been installed

VMwareToolsDialog.txt
the VMwareTools installation terminal dialog

sources.list   (currently used by Synaptic)
standard repositories and security updates for Etch


Homepage with additional info:
------------------------------
- how to get started and what packages may be useful to load
- some mini HowTos like e.g:
  - how to change the screen resolution
  - how and why to set up SMBFS or CIFS instead of using Shared Folders.
    This is essential for Player users but because CIFS is the more
    functional way of sharing folders it is generally interesting.
- more to come over time. I plan to
  - collect Linux tips and tricks for this appliance
  - keep the Debian VMware appliances
    (Gnome full desktop and Gnome mini, maybe Xfce and KDE) up to date.

http://www.visoracle.com/download/debian/


Contents of the Mini Desktop readme file (see above for Full Desktop)

What exactly is this?
---------------------
Debian Etch 4.0-r0 - Minimal Desktop Gnome System from CD1: standard system only
- modified sources.list
- additional online packages:
  xorg linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 psmisc
  gnome-core gdm alacarte desktop-base gnome-themes ttf-bitstream-vera gnome-utils
  synaptic iceweasel

installed into VMware Workstation 4.5.3 and 5.5.3
installed VMwareTools 6.0.0-45731
8 GB disc capacity split into files < 2 GB
96MB RAM

users:
username: root password: root
username: user password: user

configurations:
language: English
keyboard: US/German
screen resolution: 1024*768 (possible to change - see below)


Features:
---------
- works with VMware Workstation >= 5.x and Player >= 1.x
- tested with VMware Workstation 5.5.3, Player 1.0.3 and 1.0.4
- VMwaretools are fully installed
  -> host system integration: copy&paste, cursor grabbing, Shared Folders...
- all files are smaller than 2 GB to be able to make a snapshot by packing them with zip
- the system is prepared to share files with the host via:
  - Shared Folders of the VMware Workstation
  - virtual network with SMBFS
  - virtual network with CIFS
- if the host is online the system is ready for installation of new packages (about 19000).
  The four main repository addresses for Etch have been added to the sources.list.
  Just start Desktop->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager and press reload
- for more information start the Epiphany or the Iceweasel web browser. Both have their
  homepages pointed to  http://www.visoracle.com/download/debian/  so that it is most
  convenient to get e.g. networking set up or the screen resolution changed
  (you will have to copy and paste commands)


Documentation files
--------------------------------------------
InstallDoc.txt
a description of how exactly this appliance has been installed

VMwareToolsDialog.txt
the VMwareTools installation terminal dialog

sources.list   (currently used by Synaptic)
standard repositories and security updates for Etch


Homepage with additional info:
------------------------------
- how to get started and what packages may be useful to load
- some mini HowTos like e.g:
  - how to change the screen resolution
  - how and why to set up SMBFS or CIFS instead of using Shared Folders.
    This is essential for Player users but because CIFS is the more
    functional way of sharing folders it is generally interesting.
- more to come over time. I plan to
  - collect Linux tips and tricks for this appliance
  - keep the Debian VMware appliances
    (Gnome full desktop and Gnome minimal desktop, maybe Xfce and KDE) up to date.

http://www.visoracle.com/download/debian/




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