Updating virtualisation docs
charlie at begeistert.org
Sun Aug 29 13:58:50 UTC 2010
first of all great that there is such a section. I hit a wall a while back
with FreeBSD 7.x on Parallels 4 on MacOS X. I couldn't get it to upgrade
successfully to 8. Well, the upgrade went ahead but the network stack
I recently tried a separate 8.1 install and after a number of tries came
up with the following settings:
1) FreeBSD 8.x needs bridged networking, ie. a dedicated device. It can be
installed on shared networking using the boot-only image but will
subsequently fail to load a network device.
2) If installing on a shared network then when selecting an FTP server
passive mode must be used.
3) A single slice for "/" seems to make sense on VMs like Parallels which
can dynamically resize. I've been so often bitten by "/" filling up when
installing ports, etc. that this option could, in my view, do with some
If desirable I can supply screenshots of my install.
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