» VMWare for OpenBSD
VMWare workstation is a virtual machine for x86 processors. One of its supported host architectures is Linux. With the help of OpenBSD’s Linux emulation, and a kernel module, it is possible to run VMWare on OpenBSD.
The current status of VMWare-OpenBSD is:
- Kernel modules, ported from the NetBSD and FreeBSD efforts to enable VMWare to run on OpenBSD/i386. These have further been enhanced with better memory handling and new security features.
- Currently, VMWare 3.x is supported, VMWare 4.x support is in the works.
- There are reports of it working with NetBSD (with X11), Plan 9, OpenBSD, Linux, Solaris/x86, Windows XP and FreeBSD.
- VMWare 4.x support is nearly complete.
- vmware-openbsd 1.2 (2003-10-13) Changes include fixes to a number of bugs and quirks. OpenBSD now boots cleanly, “Cannot attached shared memory segment error” is fixed. Note: If you are running OpenBSD-current older than 2003-10-13, apply this diff.
- vmware-openbsd 1.1 (2003-08-02) Fixes a number of quirks.
- vmware-openbsd 1.0 (2003-07-26) Initial release, VMWare 3.x support.
Note: If you are running OpenBSD-current older than 2003-07-25, apply the following:
- Linux emulation, sys_sysinfo() system call, diff.
- Fix LKM loading after W^X, diff.
Thanks go to Niels Provos, Jolan Luff, Todd Fries and Jason Ish for testing. Jolan Luff and Jason Ish for the (upcoming) port.
Copyright (c) 2007 Marius Aamodt Eriksen <email@example.com>