Subject: Re: Microsoft Virtual Server...
To: Magnus Eriksson <>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/05/2006 09:31:59
Here is the dmesg.boot file, in case someone is interested.

NetBSD 3.0 (GENERIC) #0: Mon Dec 19 01:04:02 UTC 2005
total memory =3D 127 MB
avail memory =3D 116 MB
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: (uniprocessor)
cpu0: AMD Athlon MP 2000+ (686-class), 1191.80 MHz, id 0x662
cpu0: features 3c0a97b<FPU,VME,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,CX8,SEP>
cpu0: features 3c0a97b<PGE,CMOV,MMXX,MMX>
cpu0: features 3c0a97b<FXSR,SSE>
cpu0: "AMD Athlon(TM) MP 2000+"
cpu0: I-cache 64 KB 64B/line 2-way, D-cache 64 KB 64B/line 2-way
cpu0: L2 cache 256 KB 64B/line 16-way
cpu0: ITLB 16 4 KB entries fully associative, 8 4 MB entries fully associat=
cpu0: DTLB 32 4 KB entries fully associative, 8 4 MB entries 4-way
cpu0: 8 page colors
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1
pci0: i/o space, memory space enabled, rd/line, rd/mult, wr/inv ok
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0
pchb0: Intel 82443BX Host Bridge/Controller (AGP disabled) (rev. 0x03)
pchb0: fixing Idle/Pipeline DRAM Leadoff Timing
pcib0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0
pcib0: Intel 82371AB (PIIX4) PCI-ISA Bridge (rev. 0x01)
piixide0 at pci0 dev 7 function 1
piixide0: Intel 82371AB IDE controller (PIIX4) (rev. 0x01)
piixide0: bus-master DMA support present
piixide0: primary channel wired to compatibility mode
piixide0: primary channel interrupting at irq 14
atabus0 at piixide0 channel 0
piixide0: secondary channel wired to compatibility mode
piixide0: secondary channel interrupting at irq 15
atabus1 at piixide0 channel 1
Intel 82371AB (PIIX4) Power Management Controller (miscellaneous
bridge, revision 0x02) at pci0 dev 7 function 3 not configured
vga1 at pci0 dev 8 function 0: S3 Trio32/64 (rev. 0x00)
wsdisplay0 at vga1 kbdmux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsmux1: connecting to wsdisplay0
tlp0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0: DECchip 21140A Ethernet, pass 2.0
tlp0: interrupting at irq 11
tlp0: ^B0, Ethernet address 00:03:ff:85:35:ec
tlp0: 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX
isa0 at pcib0
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x378-0x37b irq 7
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: PC speaker
sysbeep0 at pcppi0
isapnp0 at isa0 port 0x279: ISA Plug 'n Play device support
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0-0xff: using exception 16
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
isapnp0: no ISA Plug 'n Play devices found
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB, 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
fd1 at fdc0 drive 1: density unknown
Kernelized RAIDframe activated
wd0 at atabus0 drive 0: <Virtual HD>
wd0: drive supports 128-sector PIO transfers, LBA addressing
wd0: 2047 MB, 4161 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 4194288 sectors
wd0: 32-bit data port
wd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
wd0(piixide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA)
atapibus0 at atabus1: 2 targets
cd0 at atapibus0 drive 0: <Virtual CD, , > cdrom removable
cd0: 32-bit data port
cd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
cd0(piixide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA)
boot device: wd0
root on wd0a dumps on wd0b
root file system type: ffs
wsdisplay0: screen 1 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 2 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 3 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 4 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)

The only problems at the moment are the many 'tlp0: receive ring
overrun' messages and the mouse scaling in X - one has to make just
tiny mouse movements in the virtual machine window to get it around;
but then again this might be due to it being run over Remote Desktop.

On 05/04/06, Magnus Eriksson <> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Apr 2006, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
> > Just a bit of fun here. You may have noticed that Microsoft Virtual
> > Server 2005 R2  [] is available
> > now as a free download.
>    Well, it's an idea.  If anyone is sufficiently bored.  Me?  No, I don'=
> run Windows.  :-)

Lucky you can afford it...

Next attempt will be to put Tiger; keep fingers crossed.

> MAgnus