FreeBSD and vmware

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Thu Mar 18 15:15:00 UTC 2010

--On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 21:34:43 +0100 Erik Norgaard 
<norgaard at> wrote:

> Hi:
> I have a dual boot Windows/FreeBSD which I use for work, I just tried today
> to create a virtual machine with vmware on windows to start up the installed
> FreeBSD.
> This works except for three problems:
> - The disk device is renamed, I suppose I can just dublicate the entries in
> the fstab, the devices not found won't be mounted, I'll get an error but
> problem solved?
> - I can't see the network devices from vmware
> - I can't start xwindows, no monitor is found
> Any clues?

Yes.  Use VirtualBox.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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