VMWare 2 works on FreeBSD 4.10-Stable (SOLVED!)

bsdfsse bsdfsse at optonline.net
Sat Oct 2 14:15:22 PDT 2004

I have mostly everything working now: special thanks to George Hartzell, 
Christian Hiris, Phusion, and Orlando Bassotto.

I will write up my experience after I digest it a little more.

A few of the gotchas were that I originally did not install "bridging" 
when I installed vmware, and when I did, I was binding it to the wrong 
NIC (I was binding it to Christian's NIC, lol).

For some reason I *had* to select "Custom" as the VM's ethernet type, 
and use the value of "/dev/vmnet1" when I did. "Bridged" and "HostOnly" 
did not work.

Also the VM's gateway setting had to be that of my Linksys router, and 
not the "Host IP" of my FreeBSD machine.

I ended up running VMWare 2.0 on FreeBSD 4.10-Stable.  I will make 
another attempt at VMWare 3.2 and also using FBSD 5.x when I have more 
time (in about 2 months).

I am ecstatic, I get to run FreeBSD now! Woo Hoo!!


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