virtual machine software

Bruce Cran bruce at
Sat Mar 22 08:11:47 PDT 2008

Jim Stapleton wrote:
> Sorry, QEmu crashes when I try to boot the CD. Same happens with Bochs.
> -Jim Stapleton

If it crashes with 'Bad system call' make sure you have aio support 
loaded.  I missed it when I recently installed it, but the pkg-message 
does mention it:

- qemu now uses aio at least for ide dma, so if you get `Invalid system 
call' crashes that is because aio is not (kld)loaded.


> On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 11:37:50PM -0400, Jim Stapleton wrote:
>>  > I need to get a VM work for XP. I tried QEmu, but XP wouldn't install.
>>  > I wouldn't mind VMWare, but I want to run it under trial first if
>>  > possible.
>>  Bochs works, but it is slow.
>>  I would investigate _why_ it doesn't install under qemu before turning
>>  to another VM. You'll need at least a 3-4G disk image (for XP with SP2
>>  and updates), and 384M memory for the VM.
>>  Roland
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