[CALUG] PC-BSD On VMware?
MeisterPete at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 12:36:19 CDT 2005
I finally got my PC-BSD up and working... woo! Looks great love the KDE
;p A feature that I could never get working before. However, there is a
issue with my graphics. They are really uhm... bad. Probably because of
the fact that I can't figgure out how to install VMware Tools. The man
the VM says that I have to be in text mode, because the VM tools won't
play nicely with the X server when installing. Therefore I rebooted into
single user mode.
Not quite what I wanted considering that the filesystem is read only so
I couldn't un-Tar/gzip the file. Back in su mode of the KDE I exctacted
it without a problem
but I'm still in a bind because I'm afraid to run the installer. Since
the Single User Mode won't let me I'm pretty much up a creek..
Rajiv Gunja wrote:
> Guys, If you want to play with different distributions and not really
> give up disk space or your MBR, then VMware is your friend.
> I play with so many different distros every week, I have lost count as
> to what all distros i have used.
> I usually eval a distro, and then burn the VMware files on to a DVD,
> so if i want to play with it again, I just copy the files back into my
> hard-drive and I am good to go.
> Its just a thought and made my life easy and didnt have to think too
> much about partitions, disk space and other stuff.
> By the way I did install PC-BSD when distrowatch came out with that
> news and it is awesome.
> Rajiv G Gunja
> On 9/19/05, *Manifest* <TheManifestShadow at gmail.com
> <mailto:TheManifestShadow at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 9/19/05, Pete Alexander <themanifestshadow at gmail.com
> <mailto: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
> <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
> 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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