Vmware was Re: Announcing shell machine availability for dragonfly developers

Kent Ibbetson bsd at kibbet.com
Fri Aug 29 02:34:54 PDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 09:51:23AM +0100, Steve Mynott wrote:
> Rik van Riel wrote:
> >It sure would be nice if dfbsd ran under some kind of virtual
> >machine.  I guess vmware would work, qemu would be awesome.
> I have been building and running (as my mail relay) DFBSD under Vmware 
> -- hosted much to my shame on Win XP sorry guys :) -- with no problems 
> at all and at excellent speed on a P4/1.8.
> It's nice being able to snapshot the entire system state before you do 
> something likely to break it!
> Vmware is an excellent product, although expensive.  I haven't tried 
> Bochs but I imagine that would also work (although at a far lower speed) 
> and it's OSS.
> -- Steve

Hi Steve, all,

I can vouch for bochs, it works quite well on a 1Ghz Celeron.  You can even
compile it with a remote gdb stub - essential for this kind of work. 


Kent Ibbetson
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