Re: Windows XP

2017-02-22 Thread Frank Leonhardt

On 22/02/2017 18:58, Peter Grehan wrote:

Hi Frank,


bhyve doesn't support anything older than Vista,


 That's correct, though I'm hoping to support XP and Server 2003 at 
some point.



and I'm unclear as to whether it supports 32-bit versions of that.


 It doesn't, nor any 32-bit version of Windows after that, mainly 
since they require BIOS and not all the support is there in the 
UEFI/CSM BIOS emulation.


 As above, hoping to rectify that at some point.

later,


Thanks for that. Virtualbox is is then, for now. Although I could 
probably run Windows 7-64 Windows XP Mode to get DOS running! I'll push 
ahead with the compilation (don't use packages. and even then with X it 
gets a bit crazy and out of comfort zone).


Regards, Frank.


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Re: Windows XP

2017-02-22 Thread Dustin Marquess
On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 3:59 AM, Frank Leonhardt  wrote:
> Can anyone help me running Windows 5.1 (XP) as a VM under FreeBSD?
>
> bhyve doesn't support anything older than Vista, and I'm unclear as to
> whether it supports 32-bit versions of that. I tried compiling Virtualbox a
> while back, but after a few days it was still going so I put it on the back
> burner. It wasn't clear how I'd get a Windows XP image on it anyway.
>
> So what's the best way to do this? I need it to run various Windows 32-bit
> utilities, USB related (e.g. dongle servers, USB connected hardware ). I
> do have site-licensed Windows XP disks. Not to mention DOS software!


VirtualBox will be the easiest to install and setup.  However, if you
need stability and performance, might I suggest looking into Xen?
FreeBSD can act as a Xen dom0 these days, and it supports XP fine.

-Dustin
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Re: Windows XP

2017-02-22 Thread Peter Grehan

Hi Frank,


bhyve doesn't support anything older than Vista,


 That's correct, though I'm hoping to support XP and Server 2003 at 
some point.



and I'm unclear as to whether it supports 32-bit versions of that.


 It doesn't, nor any 32-bit version of Windows after that, mainly since 
they require BIOS and not all the support is there in the UEFI/CSM BIOS 
emulation.


 As above, hoping to rectify that at some point.

later,

Peter.
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