Subject: Success runinng NetBSD in a Microsoft Virtual Server
To: None <>
From: Emmanuel Kasper <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/28/2006 20:19:26
Of curiosity I tryed to install NetBSD into a Microsoft Virtual Server. It
is a kind of Microsoft VmWare like solution, you can get acess to the
emulated system through Internet Explorer. Everything like color
installer, switch to virtual consoles, X server works as expected. It has
alos a nice full screen mode you really mnake you thing you're into
Here is  a screenshot and the over traditional dmesg.


NetBSD 3.0.1 (GENERIC) #0: Thu Jul 13 23:43:47 UTC 2006
total memory = 127 MB
avail memory = 116 MB
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: (uniprocessor)
cpu0: AMD Unknown K7 (Athlon) (686-class), 1377.94 MHz, id 0xf48
cpu0: features 780a97b<FPU,VME,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,CX8,SEP>
cpu0: features 780a97b<PGE,CMOV,MMX>
cpu0: features 780a97b<FXSR,SSE,SSE2>
cpu0: "AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+"
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,
revisio                                              n 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:cc:00:99
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: 1023 MB, 2080 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 2096640 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)