[Barrelfish-users] Running Barrelfish on vmware player & qemu

Timothy Roscoe troscoe at inf.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 17 21:03:34 CET 2012

Hi Nil,

It will probably work, but we haven't tried it.  The most likely
problem will be with ACPI or PCI code.   We at ETHZ run Barrelfish on
Qemu (when we're not using real hardware), and the Microsoft folks
boot on Hyper-V without any trouble.   We also work on GEM5.  

Since we use grub to boot Barrelfish on real hardware, I'm guessing
that would be the best way to boot it under VMware.

By the way, as you probably know, Barrelfish will boot on Qemu with
more than one (virtual) core, but Qemu will only use a single physical
core regardless of the number of virtual cores.

Hope this helps.

 -- Timothy Roscoe

At Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:20:51 +0000, Nil Karavadara <n.karavadara at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to boot barrelfish on vmware player (4.0.1 build-528992
> running on windows 7). If yes, can someone point me in to the direction as
> how it can be done.
> i have tried to run it on qemu (qemu-kvm-0.14.1 running on ubuntu 11.10) i
> am able to boot it see fish prompt. how do i make it boot on more then one
> core in qemu.
> Thank you.
> --
> Kind Regards,
> Nil Karavadara
> Centre for Computer Science and Informatics Research
> Science & Technology Research Institute
> University of Hertfordshire

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