Windows 7 - VMWare Player 3.1
I recently got Ubuntu 11.04 installed and set up nicely in a virtual machine. I have fixed resolution problems and removed the top bar from the application so it looks almost like an actual native GNOME desktop.
However, as I will be using this VM in class, I really don't want to wait for all of Windows to boot and then load VMWare and select the guest OS.
When VMWare was setting itself up, it created a user account for itself (my machine no longer automatically logs me in, I need to click on my username when Windows 7 boots). Is there any way to enable the guest OS to start from the host OS login screen? Either by creating a new account in Windows and disabling a bunch of startup processes and adding a batch file to start VMWare AND the guest (I don't want to have to choose Ubuntu, to needs to happen automatically). Obviously if I see the Windows desktop for a minute, that's life, but I really just want an easier way to boot Ubuntu.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!