Just as a data point, vmware 220.127.116.112 under 4.4-STABLE as host boots
4.2-4.4-STABLE guest extremely slowly, and freezes at the 'mounting root'
line under 5.0-CURRENT, as of 10/21/2001.
I left it alone for five hours under -CURRENT, no way it would move.
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On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, CL wrote:
> As far as I can tell, the extremely slow boot problem is specific to
> VMWare for WindowsNT when running on the latest Athlon processors.
> VMWare for Linux, running under FreeBSD host of the same Athlon
> processor using the same guest image, does not have any problem.
> If host Windows 2K is a Petium II or III, then it runs with no problem. I
> VMWare should fix this for Athlon for its Window version of VMWare.
> I say this because its Linux version works fine on an Athlon host.
> There may be a quick fix on the FreeBSD side. I have a GENERIC FreeBSD
> kernel built off CURRENT tree around March 2, 2001 that actually boots on
> the Athlon host without problem. Unfortunately I didn't keep the version of
> the source tree. Maybe someone on FreeBSD lists can tell what is causing
> this problem (some code triggered a VMWare slow path on Athlon
> processor ???)
> Steve Neuharth wrote:
> > I have no problem running freebsd... 4.3 and 4.4
> > "Ian Jenkinson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> > news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]...
> > > Ladies and Gentlemen of this newsgroup,
> > > I sent this one to genereal, but unfortunately nobody answer so I
> > > was wondering if this group could be in a position
> > > to help me
> > > Thanks
> > > Ian Jenkinson
> > >
> > > Subject: Windows 2000 Host running FreeBSD 4.2-RELEASE guest
> > > Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 15:43:46 +0100
> > > From: Ian Jenkinson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Organization: VMware, Inc.
> > > Newsgroups: vmware.for-windowsnt.general
> > >
> > > Ladies and Gentlemen,
> > > I am having a lot of difficulty in running FreeBSD 4.2-RELEASE as a
> > > guest OS on my Windows 2000 (SP2) workstation. I have
> > > installed Linux RedHat 6.1 and Linux SuSe 7.1 VMs and they work just
> > > fine. The install process of the two boot floppies for FreeBSD passed
> > > off without great event, except for ftp timeouts and retries. However it
> > >
> > > takes well over 30 minutes to boot the installed
> > > FreeBSD and burns the host CPU to the ground (an Athlon 1.3Ghz with
> > > 512MB)!
> > > If anyone has any thoughts or guidance on what's happening I would
> > > be delighted to hear them.
> > > Yours
> > > Ian
> > >
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