FreeBSD 4.6 as VMWare Guest OS

Jonathan Dean jon.dean at deanuk.net
Tue Sep 3 13:41:31 BST 2002


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At 13:38 03/09/2002 +0100, Jonathan Dean wrote:
>Hi All,
>I'm trying to install 4.6-RELEASE as a guest OS under VMWare (basically so 
>I can practise a make world before I update production systems)
>I've used the default settings for FreeBSD that VMWare gives:
>Memory: 256MB
>HDD: 4GB IDE
>CDROM: IDE
>FLOPPY: Mapped to A:
>NIC: Bridged
>USB: 2 port controller
>
>The install runs fine until just after it starts the holographic shell on 
>virtual terminal 4.
>The screen just displays a blue background with "All filesystem 
>information written successfully" at the bottom.
>Virtual Term 2 has "DEBUG: Generating /et/fstab file"

Typo! - Sorry, should of course be "DEBUG: Generating /etc/fstab file"

>Virtual Term 4 has a shell prompt.
>The machine just sits there apparently doing nothing (no CPU usage etc)
>
>I've played around with the configuration but had no luck.
>Is anyone else using 4.6-RELEASE under VMWare or does anyone know what 
>might be causing this problem.
>
>Many Thanks in advance,
>
>Jon
>
>---
>Jonathan Dean
>jon.dean at deanuk.net             www.jondean.com
>
>Dept. Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK.
>j.s.dean at ex.ac.uk               www.dcs.ex.ac.uk
>
>Network Manager, Dean UK Networks.
>root at deanuk.net         www.deanuk.net

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Jonathan Dean
jon.dean at deanuk.net             www.jondean.com

Dept. Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK.
j.s.dean at ex.ac.uk               www.dcs.ex.ac.uk

Network Manager, Dean UK Networks.
root at deanuk.net         www.deanuk.net
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<font size=3>At 13:38 03/09/2002 +0100, Jonathan Dean wrote:<br>
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite>Hi All,<br>
I'm trying to install 4.6-RELEASE as a guest OS under VMWare (basically
so I can practise a make world before I update production systems)<br>
I've used the default settings for FreeBSD that VMWare gives:<br>
Memory: 256MB<br>
HDD: 4GB IDE<br>
CDROM: IDE<br>
FLOPPY: Mapped to A:<br>
NIC: Bridged<br>
USB: 2 port controller<br><br>
The install runs fine until just after it starts the holographic shell on
virtual terminal 4.<br>
The screen just displays a blue background with &quot;All filesystem
information written successfully&quot; at the bottom.<br>
Virtual Term 2 has &quot;DEBUG: Generating /et/fstab
file&quot;</font></blockquote><br>
Typo! - Sorry, should of course be &quot;DEBUG: Generating /etc/fstab
file&quot;<br><br>
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite><font size=3>Virtual Term 4 has a
shell prompt.<br>
The machine just sits there apparently doing nothing (no CPU usage
etc)<br><br>
I've played around with the configuration but had no luck.<br>
Is anyone else using 4.6-RELEASE under VMWare or does anyone know what
might be causing this problem.<br><br>
Many Thanks in advance,<br><br>
Jon<br><br>
---<br>
<b>Jonathan Dean<br>
</b>jon.dean at deanuk.net<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><a href="http://www.jondean.com/" eudora="autourl">www.jondean.com</a><br><br>
Dept. Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK.<br>
j.s.dean at ex.ac.uk<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><a href="http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/" eudora="autourl">www.dcs.ex.ac.uk</a><br><br>
Network Manager, Dean UK Networks.<br>
root at deanuk.net<x-tab>&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><a href="http://www.deanuk.net/" eudora="autourl">www.deanuk.net</a>
</blockquote>
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---<br>
<b>Jonathan Dean<br>
</b>jon.dean at deanuk.net<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><a href="http://www.jondean.com/" eudora="autourl">www.jondean.com</a><br><br>
Dept. Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK.<br>
j.s.dean at ex.ac.uk<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><a href="http://www.dcs.ex.ac.uk/" eudora="autourl">www.dcs.ex.ac.uk</a><br><br>
Network Manager, Dean UK Networks.<br>
root at deanuk.net<x-tab>&nbsp;</x-tab><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab><a href="http://www.deanuk.net/" eudora="autourl">www.deanuk.net</a></font></html>

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