confused about VMware on FreeBSD...
web at umich.edu
Wed Oct 25 10:23:01 PDT 2006
I have tried to research this issue on most of 2006's
worth of freebsd-emulation at freebsd.org, on Wikipedia,
using Google, on www.vmware.com and by installing the
emulators/vmware3 port on FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE.
I find that I am confused and unable to get to first
base with vmware. I think I want the "free" VMware
Server application to be hosted on FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE
which will then allow me to try "guest" operating systems
such as Windows XP and Linux on top of the VMware Server.
The documentation that comes with the emulators/vmware3
port (in file:///usr/X11R6/lib/vmware/help/index.htm and
in /usr/X11R6/share/doc/vmware3/*) doesn't seem to help.
I have run "vmware-wizard" to set up a virtual disk and
that seems to have worked. When I run vmware (as normal
user, not root), I am asked for a license key or serial
number. When I went to www.vmware.com (to register and
obtain a free serial number), the serial number given me
does not work when entered into the GUI window asking
for a valid serial number before letting me "in".
My confusion is complicated by such terms as:
emulators/vmware2 (marked as deprecated and broken)
and the fact that the "free" VMware Server download at:
is labled as:
VMware Server (for Windows and Linux systems)
Latest Version: 1.0.1 | 8/14/06 | Build 29996
Can someone please clear up my confusion and get me started
on the right path to success with VMware Server on FreeBSD,
or at least point me in the right direction for some decent
documentation that I can follow to a similar success? Thanks!
William Bulley Email: web at umich.edu
More information about the freebsd-emulation