Subject: Re: VMware on netbsd 2.0.2
To: Philippe St-Jacques <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dan LaBell <email@example.com>
Date: 06/04/2005 04:03:54
On Jun 3, 2005, at 8:16 PM, Philippe St-Jacques wrote:
> Philippe St-Jacques <philooo <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi. I am having problems running VMware 3.2 on my NetBSD 2.0.2 host. I
>> compiled the modules with the correct netbsd-2-0-2-RELEASE source
>> I also mounted /proc with -o rw,linux
>> Still I get that error when running the wizard. here is a screen shot.
>> df: Warning: cannot read table of mounted filesystems: No such file or
> --Can you ktrace the linux df and see what it needs from /proc? Or
> --the linux df with the NetBSD one.
> Replacing the linux df by the NetBSD df fails because it can't find
> the -T argument to df.
Sounds like its not liking that there is no /proc/mounts
an example of the format:
/dev/root / ext2 rw 0 0
/proc /proc proc rw 0 0
I think it was originally so linux rescue/install utils, could get
current mounts, when mount would not, since mount would just read
/etc/mtab, and if root was readonly, it was not up to date. Kinda
useful, when doing adhoc installs etc , since you could set everything
up then cat /proc/mounts > /target/fstab, etc, but basically started as
a kludge for mtab, they should have called it /proc/mtab, IMO. Maybe
linux has deprecated mtab ?? As far linux utilities linux that used
proc (besides ps) , I think
reading /proc/filesytems and /proc/partitions was common.
Maybe kludge it via a union mount?
ex: mkdir /proc2
cp /etc/fstab /proc2/mounts
vi /proc2/mounts # trim out comments, and unmounted
mount_union /proc2 /proc
(need to change to match what's used for emul )
Incidentally, are the linux style proc files accurate? Particularly