Pete 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 
pages for
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.
> -GGR
> 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
>     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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