[ubuntu-za] Mounting FreeBSD partitions on Ubuntu

Gustav H Meyer ghmeyer at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 16:30:31 BST 2007


Jason Norwood-Young wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 21:47 +0200, Gustav H Meyer wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply Jason and sorry for the late reply. Been quite busy
>> this week and have still not actually followed up on this topic.
>>
>> I've never run vmware due to a lack of resources but may very well try
>> it on a new server that we acquired recently. Would it be possible to
>> run vmware on a host OS without a GUI? In other words running multiple
>> non-gui server installations on a single non-gui host.
> 
> I have to admit I've never tried. I use VMWare Server (available for
> free from VMWare's site) which is configured with a gui, and I only use
> it to run a version of Windowz for development purposes. The server
> allows you to *create* VMware images of different operating systems
> which you can play with the VMware Player available in the repository.
> (You can actually hack the player to enable you to create images afaik,
> but since the server is free nowadays it's kind of pointless.) I'd
> imagine the player would be able to run headless systems, although you'd
> probably have to read the docs to figure out how to configure it all
> correctly. 
> 
> If you want to just try it out and see if it'll work, I suggest you
> install the player and then grab one of the pre-made images off of the
> web. Check out http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/. You can also find
> some cool ones on howtoforge.com - a lot of the guides have pre-built
> images for systems configured as described in the how-tos. Eg.
> http://www.howtoforge.com/download.php?id=2034_0 for "Virtual Users And
> Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft)". A
> Google will turn up a lot more.
> 
> Talking of Howtoforge, it also has tutorials on VMWare itself in case
> you get stuck :)
> 
> So give it a go and let us know if you get it working without a gui. 

Thanks for those links. Sounds very interesting. Will certainly try it
out. That is, as soon as I can find some time. :)

Regards,
Gustav




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