Hi Mike, * Mike Larkin wrote: > > Not sure if it's a "bug" per se, but this is behaving the way it should. > > Now, whether or not that is really the best way is open for discussion. > There was talk long ago about specifying some way of letting users > supply override information for certain vm.conf parameters, but nobody > ever implemented that.
Thanks for the explanation! > A somewhat simpler way is to not use the -b option and instead boot > bsd.rd from inside the VM at the boot> prompt. Of course that requires > the ability to use seabios in vmm (necessitating a post-Nehalem CPU that > has unrestricted guest capability). > > If you don't want to do that (or can't due to an older CPU), yes, you're > doing things the "right" way presently by editing that file and reloading. > You could also just start a VM manually as root in that case by specifying a > different name on the cmd line (and not have to edit the file): That's a neat trick I'll definitely use the next time. Cheers and thanks Matthias