Subject: Re: VMware and NetBSD
To: Null Void <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/24/2006 20:07:12
On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 07:52:05PM -0500, Null Void wrote:
> Hi. Anybody have any experience running NetBSD or Dfly under VMware? I found these appliances that I want to run in my office but it says that the "VMware tools" have not been installed on them:

While I don't use it for any heavy-duty work (just occasional builds
of NetBSD), I have a NetBSD virtual machine running under VMWare 5.5.3
(Windows XP x64 host OS), and haven't had any problems with it. In terms
of performance, I think X is what benefits the most from having the
VMWare tools installed, but XFree86 and come with a vmware video
driver--you don't need the VMWare tools to get that. I do occasionally
wish that hgfs worked with NetBSD (to be able to mount a portion of the
host filesystem in the guest OS), but smbfs works fine for me, since I
have networking enabled.
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