[rofug] FYI: FreeBSD 5.0 under VMWare 2.0.4

Alexandru Balan Alexandru.Balan at iNES.RO
Tue Apr 1 07:30:32 PST 2003

I installed the latest stable vmware on several architectures running 2k
and XP and installed linux (slackware), netbsd and freebsd. I installed
vmware on similar machines running linux (slackware) and FreeBSD, and as
guest i installed netbsd (on slack), win98 (on slack), slack (on
freebsd) freebsd (on freebsd - actually i booted the host fbsd in the
virtual machine :> ). I don't want to sound too objective but
performances were way better when running vmware on linux and fbsd then
on 2k & XP. Same thing goes for configurability (bridging more then one
netcard for example). Recently i installed linux in vmware on an XP
host. I have to wait about 2-3 minutes for the XP host to initialize its
netcards in order to properly start the linux guest (installed as a
router for the local network there), and i had to guess how to setup
bridging as there was no documentation about bridging more then one

I end my statement here (no, i don't care if it's incomplete and without
more arguments)


On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 18:03, Adrian Penisoara wrote:
> Hi,
>   Whoever tried FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE/-current as a guest OS in VMWare
> (either 2.0.4 under FreeBSD 4.x or VMWare 3.2 under Windows NT platform)
> knows that it would run very slowly and even the system clock would run
> very quickly.
>   One solution for this problem is to recompile your kernel with the
> following option:
>   This works at least for VMWare 2.0.4 under FreeBSD 4. The options is
> documented in NOTES, in FreeBSD 5.x.
>  Regards,
>  Adrian Penisoara
>  Ady (@freebsd.ady.ro)
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