freebsd 5.2 running as vmware client broken?

Nick Twaddell nick at
Thu Jan 29 12:28:53 PST 2004

It is because FreeBSD comes with smp and apic precompiled into the kernel.
VMware does not support smp.  So you need to start it in safe mode, install,
first boot, start in safe mode, recompile your kernel WITHOUT smp and apic.
Then it will work like a charm :)


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Subject: freebsd 5.2 running as vmware client broken?

Anybody have any sucess running/installing 5.2 under vmware?

Doesn't seem to work past 5.1 for me.

Jeff :)
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