freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 159, Issue 43

James Riendeau jtriende at
Mon Jan 8 19:36:25 UTC 2007

Run sysinstall as root (sudo sysinstall).  Select Configure.  Select  
Startup.  Check the box next to Linux (you will have to scroll  
down).  Hit OK.  If prompted to install Linux compatible binaries,  
select the affirmative response (yes or continue).  The install  
should modify your /ect/fstab file to include a line that looks like:

linprocfs			/compat/linux/proc		linprocfs		rw		0		0

It may not look exactly like that, but something close.  When you ran  
the install, it should have asked you if you wanted to install Linux  
binary compatibility and you selected no.  This is usually a bad idea  
unless you know you won't run any software written for the linux kernel.

James Riendeau
MMI Computer Support Technician
1300 University Ave
Rm. 436, Dept. of MedMicro
Madison, WI  53706

Phone: (608) 262-3351
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Email: jtriende at

On Jan 5, 2007, at 3:22 PM, freebsd-questions-request at wrote:

> Message: 27
> Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 12:55:17 -0800 (PST)
> From: Juan Ortega <juan13 at>
> Subject: alittle help
> To: questions at
> Message-ID: <20070105205517.88075.qmail at>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
> Hi, I have freeBSD 6.2-RC2
> I installed vmware3 from the ports tree but I get an
> error when I run it.
> **************************************************
> It seems linux procfs is not mounted on
> /compat/linux/proc.
> VMware does not work without Linux procfs mounted.
> For details, see linprocfs(5) manpage.
> ***************************************************
> I read the linprocfs and linux handout put I'm still
> having problems with it.
> Is linprocfs a command? or something to mount it,
> because I cant find it on xterm.
> can u plz help me out with this

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