[Barrelfish-users] Running Barrelfish on vmware player & qemu
yorgos at kth.se
Tue Jan 17 21:56:22 CET 2012
I have posted a detailed article on how to do this here:
However, the latest versions of VirtualBox and all versions of VMWare I've tried emulate nics that are not supported by GRUB although it theoretically should. So My recommendation is to get hold of an early version of VirtualBox (4.0.X or any 3)
Hope it helps.
From: Nil Karavadara [n.karavadara at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 21:34
To: Timothy Roscoe
Cc: barrelfish-users at lists.inf.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [Barrelfish-users] Running Barrelfish on vmware player & qemu
Thank you for quick reply.
Is there any documentation as how to use grub to boot barrelfish?
While i was going through mail-archive i noticed that barrelfish uses only one physical core. but when i boot it on more then one core in Qemu how would i know that it has started on all the cores specified (and how do i specify number of core to boot exactly)?
On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM, Timothy Roscoe <troscoe at inf.ethz.ch<mailto:troscoe at inf.ethz.ch>> wrote:
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<mailto:n.karavadara at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 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
Centre for Computer Science and Informatics Research
Science & Technology Research Institute
University of Hertfordshire
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