Bezüglich Frank Leonhardt's Nachricht vom 13.07.2017 10:40 (localtime): > On 13/07/2017 09:35, Harry Schmalzbauer wrote: >> Bezüglich Paul Webster's Nachricht vom 13.07.2017 10:22 (localtime): >>> Ah ha we can now see installs, perfect thank you harry! just what I >>> needed I thought we still had no way of seeing the install process >> You can run anything that provides a UEFIx64 loader with VNC-graphics, >> due to the ongoing effort of many bhyve developers. >> Thank goes to them! > I'll second that! I wish I'd known this 18 months ago (but then it > wasn't available then). > > Does you know if it works with OS/2 and Windows XP/98?
You can use the CSM-UEFI Firmware. This emulates some/all rudementary (PC-)BIOS functions to boot legacy MBR systems. But you won't have VGA support. So I'd estimate you have no chance to install win98 and a good chance to run XP installer in EMS/unattended mode (only, no graphical installer/login!). Unfortunately I never had the pleasure to play with OS/2. If it depends on VGA or doesn't provide any form of serial console, you'll be out of luck currently. bhyve(8) aimed to be a modern design, tolerating limited versatile usage, as far as I can tell. People are working on VGA-passthrough support, so one day you could probably be able to install _one_ legacy OS, if UEFI-CSM doesn't need additional modification (which I could imagine might be needed due to ACPI dependency of the guest OS? I can't tell since I have a only very brief overview of the BIOS boot process, maybe the epxerts here can answer this). But it will always follow different goals than virtualbox and/or QEMU do. The latter are designed to provide versitale guest support! -harry _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"