from the more-virtually-there! dept.
Following on a recent piece we posted here on
in Virtual PC
, we decided to look at VMware, another x86 virtual
machine. OpenBSD can be used in VMware running on Windows (tm) to give
you dual operating systems, a small testing environment, or a simple
demonstration arena. Some of these links are a bit old, but most of the
information and tips are still valid.
For information on installing 2.7 on VMware,
has a brief installation guide
. It'd be neat if they would
update it with recent versions of OpenBSD.
covered this back in 2000
, also with 2.7 and VMware 2.0.1, but didn't
meet with much success. And lastly,
has a nice
collection of OpenBSD hacks and tips
, including X on VMware for OpenBSD
2.9 with a link to the
VMware support site
for X and XFree86
You're not limited to running OpenBSD on Windows, you can also run Windows
on OpenBSD using a
port of vmware
to OpenBSD using VMware 2.0.4. It may need some assistance on -current, but
it was updated in early 2002 for OpenBSD 3.0. This is an adaptation of the
NetBSD VMware port.