how to use FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-i386.vmdk under vmware

andrew clarke mail at
Mon Jun 22 15:48:38 UTC 2015

On Mon 2015-06-22 15:21:59 UTC+0200, Christoph P.U. Kukulies (kuku at wrote:

> I downloaded a FreeBSD 10.1 vmware image FreeBSD-10.1-RELEASE-i386.vmdk 
> and would like to run it using
> VMWARE Workstation 9.x. When starting the vmdk it says that it canot be 
> run, I should use the .vmx configuration file instead.
> Anyone knowing how to proceed from here?

The vmdk file is a disk image.

You need to create a VM first in VMware, then attach the vmdk as a
hard drive.

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