Freebsd-users digest, Vol 1 #2186 - 2 msgs

ed joyce edjoycearthurnet at yahoo.co.uk
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I have installed FreeBSD on an NX series using VMWare - it was a pain because I couldn't get the screen to work above 800 x 600. Instead I used new parts for a PC which I put together. It cost 120 quid and worked perfectly.
   
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1. RE: (no subject) (adrian johnson)
2. Re: (no subject) (Gary Hendricks)

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Message: 1
From: "adrian johnson" 
To: d_birch at hotmail.co.uk, freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: RE: (no subject)
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 21:18:45 +0000

Hi

I tried the VMWare Server as suggested, not for BSD, but Solaris as I needed 
this for research and did not want to take down my BSD box. Every thing 
worked fine for Solaris on XPPro (I need this for work), so I guess FreeBSD 
would also be ok. Ideal way to experiment with one PC... and easy to use. 
However I did lose almost 10 gig of disk space, small price to pay.

Aj



>From: David Birch 
>To: 
>Subject: (no subject)
>Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 03:49:09 +0000
>
>Hey,
>
>I'm studying my first year of Forensic Computing at Staffordshire 
>University and thought it about time I made myself familiar with a UNIX 
>variant. I searched online and came across FreeBSD which I've now set my 
>heart upon becoming familiar with. I've got a HP nx6325 laptop computer 
>with AMD Turion 64 X2 processor. I've re-jigged my disk with partition 
>manager and left ~60gigs running windows and set aside ~20gigs for a 
>FreeBSD installation, but I'm scared! I've read a lot of complicated 
>sounding horror stories and detailed fixes for some errors HP has 
>apparently allowed to slip through the net with regards the BIOS and ACPI? 
>My question is, has anyone got any experience of installing freebsd on an 
>nx6325 and could they please talk me through what I'll need to do in order 
>to get the basics up and running in real simple terms - kinda an idiots 
>guide.
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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:51:36 +0100
From: Gary Hendricks 
To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: (no subject)

On 09/06/2007 22:18, adrian johnson wrote:
> Hi
>
> I tried the VMWare Server as suggested, not for BSD, but Solaris as I=20
> needed this for research and did not want to take down my BSD box.=20
> Every thing worked fine for Solaris on XPPro (I need this for work),=20
> so I guess FreeBSD would also be ok. Ideal way to experiment with one=20
> PC... and easy to use. However I did lose almost 10 gig of disk space,=20
> small price to pay.
>
> Aj
I run loads of VMware systems. It is truly one of the best ways to learn=20
how to use a new O/S. The usual rule of thumb for these things (for me=20
at least) it to install a minimum install and work from there. I also=20
have invested in a external hard disk, about =A350 for 320GB=20
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/116143/rb/0 ) to dump these vmwares on=20
that i do not use. Brilliant for backups too.

This removes the 'sacrifice' part. :-) Like David, I too have a =20
laptop that would not really work with FreeBSD, but VMWare saved the=20
day. Only use snapshots if you need to, these can be expensive on=20
diskspace but provides a valuable tool if things go wrong or if you give=20
loads of demos and need to revert to a known state after a demo.

However, running VMWare on FreeBSD sucks. It is still stuck in the dark=20
ages with 3.2.1.2242 :-(

For my desktop I run Ubuntu (ok, keep the pitchforks and torches at=20
bay..) it supports VMWare brilliantly.

-Gary











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<div>I have installed FreeBSD on an NX series using VMWare - it was a pain because I couldn't get the screen to work above 800 x 600. Instead I used new&nbsp;parts for a PC which&nbsp;I put together.&nbsp;It cost 120 quid and worked perfectly.</div>  <div>&nbsp;</div>  <div>Ed Joyce<BR><BR><B><I>freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org</I></B> wrote:</div>  <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">Send Freebsd-users mailing list submissions to<BR>freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit<BR>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to<BR>freebsd-users-request at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>You can reach the person managing the list at<BR>freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org<BR><BR>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific<BR>than "Re: Contents of Freebsd-users
 digest..."<BR><BR><BR>Today's Topics:<BR><BR>1. RE: (no subject) (adrian johnson)<BR>2. Re: (no subject) (Gary Hendricks)<BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>Message: 1<BR>From: "adrian johnson" <EYEWARP at HOTMAIL.COM><BR>To: d_birch at hotmail.co.uk, freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR>Subject: RE: (no subject)<BR>Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 21:18:45 +0000<BR><BR>Hi<BR><BR>I tried the VMWare Server as suggested, not for BSD, but Solaris as I needed <BR>this for research and did not want to take down my BSD box. Every thing <BR>worked fine for Solaris on XPPro (I need this for work), so I guess FreeBSD <BR>would also be ok. Ideal way to experiment with one PC... and easy to use. <BR>However I did lose almost 10 gig of disk space, small price to pay.<BR><BR>Aj<BR><BR><BR><BR>&gt;From: David Birch <D_BIRCH at HOTMAIL.CO.UK><BR>&gt;To: <FREEBSD-USERS at UK.FREEBSD.ORG><BR>&gt;Subject: (no subject)<BR>&gt;Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 03:49:09 +0000<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;Hey,<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt;I'm studying my first year of
 Forensic Computing at Staffordshire <BR>&gt;University and thought it about time I made myself familiar with a UNIX <BR>&gt;variant. I searched online and came across FreeBSD which I've now set my <BR>&gt;heart upon becoming familiar with. I've got a HP nx6325 laptop computer <BR>&gt;with AMD Turion 64 X2 processor. I've re-jigged my disk with partition <BR>&gt;manager and left ~60gigs running windows and set aside ~20gigs for a <BR>&gt;FreeBSD installation, but I'm scared! I've read a lot of complicated <BR>&gt;sounding horror stories and detailed fixes for some errors HP has <BR>&gt;apparently allowed to slip through the net with regards the BIOS and ACPI? <BR>&gt;My question is, has anyone got any experience of installing freebsd on an <BR>&gt;nx6325 and could they please talk me through what I'll need to do in order <BR>&gt;to get the basics up and running in real simple terms - kinda an idiots
 <BR>&gt;guide.<BR>&gt;_________________________________________________________________<BR>&gt;The next generation of MSN Hotmail has arrived - Windows Live Hotmail<BR>&gt;http://www.newhotmail.co.uk<BR><BR>_________________________________________________________________<BR>Could you be the guest MSN Movies presenter? Click Here to Audition <BR>http://www.lightscameraaudition.co.uk<BR><BR><BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>Message: 2<BR>Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:51:36 +0100<BR>From: Gary Hendricks <BSDMAIL at PROJECT415.ORG><BR>To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org<BR>Subject: Re: (no subject)<BR><BR>On 09/06/2007 22:18, adrian johnson wrote:<BR>&gt; Hi<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; I tried the VMWare Server as suggested, not for BSD, but Solaris as I=20<BR>&gt; needed this for research and did not want to take down my BSD box.=20<BR>&gt; Every thing worked fine for Solaris on XPPro (I need this for work),=20<BR>&gt; so I guess FreeBSD would also be ok. Ideal way to experiment with one=20<BR>&gt; PC...
 and easy to use. However I did lose almost 10 gig of disk space,=20<BR>&gt; small price to pay.<BR>&gt;<BR>&gt; Aj<BR>I run loads of VMware systems. It is truly one of the best ways to learn=20<BR>how to use a new O/S. The usual rule of thumb for these things (for me=20<BR>at least) it to install a minimum install and work from there. I also=20<BR>have invested in a external hard disk, about =A350 for 320GB=20<BR>http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/116143/rb/0 ) to dump these vmwares on=20<BR>that i do not use. Brilliant for backups too.<BR><BR>This removes the 'sacrifice' part. :-) Like David, I too have a =20<BR>laptop that would not really work with FreeBSD, but VMWare saved the=20<BR>day. Only use snapshots if you need to, these can be expensive on=20<BR>diskspace but provides a valuable tool if things go wrong or if you give=20<BR>loads of demos and need to revert to a known state after a demo.<BR><BR>However, running VMWare on FreeBSD sucks. It is still stuck in the
 dark=20<BR>ages with 3.2.1.2242 :-(<BR><BR>For my desktop I run Ubuntu (ok, keep the pitchforks and torches at=20<BR>bay..) it supports VMWare brilliantly.<BR><BR>-Gary<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>--__--__--<BR><BR>------ FreeBSD UK User's Group - Mailing List ------<BR>http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users<BR><BR>End of Freebsd-users Digest<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><p>&#32;


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