[CALUG] coLinux and PC-BSD??

Manifest TheManifestShadow at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 22:54:27 CDT 2005

On 9/19/05, Pete Alexander <themanifestshadow at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hence my question is... Can anyone think of a reason why coLinux would not
>> allow me to install PC-BSD? At the moment I am not worried about drivers or
>> even complete archetecture compatibility (Running an AMD Opteron 244
>> processor) as this is still only a development release. I will probably use
>> Daemon tools to mount the image in order to save coasters.

Let me see now...

coLinux is a port of the Linux kernel to Windows.  For BSD to run
similarly, you need a port of the BSD kernel.  You can't use coLinux
to run a BSD!

If you're planning on dual-booting (or multibooting), you'll need raw
access to the drives.  I doubt coLinux can do that, and VMWare so far
is the only one I know of that can do it.

Even if you did get all that, I doubt Linux has read/write capability
with the BSD file system. I'd double-check, but you may have to look
into compiling your own kernel.

-- Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price http://strredwolf.furrynet.com Yeah... I 
think it took me about 12 seconds after I sent the post to make that 
realization. As much as I'd love to rebuild a custom kernel to do what I 
want, I'm fairly sure that my time would be better spent re-writing the 
video drivers that I need for my 64-bit Debian. I'd love to dual boot 
but I'm not entirely convinced that PC-BSD will work too nicely 
especially installing through Daemon tools. Therefore I'm probably going 
to do what I suspected in the first place and load a copy of VMWare and 
do it that way. Thanks for the reply though. -Peter

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