Linked by Andrew Hudson on Wed 19th Jul 2006 18:45 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Plan 9 is an operating system designed by the same people who created the original UNIX. Its development began in the late 1980's and it was a research project intended to address a variety of system scalability issues that the UNIX and LINUX kernels don't do particularly well, namely, distributed computing, distributed name spaces, and distributed file systems. Plan 9 is open source and its current and fourth major release was in 2002. It is available as an install or LiveCD and it can be downloaded here. Note: This is an entry to our Alternative OS Contest.
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Plan 9 and VMWare?
by AndrewZ on Thu 20th Jul 2006 01:14 UTC
AndrewZ
Member since:
2005-11-15

I was not able to follow the VMWare link in the first comment. I read in the P9Users (Or something) that VMWare was not and would not be supported for the current version of Plan 9. Does anyone have any info to the contrary?

And When I tried Plan 9 in the now free Microsoft Virtual PC I could not get the install to create a MBR in the filesystem. Has anyone had success here? If so, what is the trick?

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RE: Plan 9 and VMWare?
by swzk on Thu 20th Jul 2006 10:05 in reply to "Plan 9 and VMWare?"
swzk Member since:
2006-04-24

vmware5 has graphics issues and you need to remove virtual cdrom device after install. I believe you could still setup a cpu server and use drawterm to connect to your virtual machine. Parallels workstation has networking issues (solution: http://www.tip9ug.jp/who/leimy/parallels.html). Qemu works if you don't use kqemu module. You can grab a preinstalled qemu image from here http://www.oszoo.org/wiki/index.php/Plan9_060327.zip

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RE: Plan 9 and VMWare?
by siebharinn on Thu 20th Jul 2006 14:13 in reply to "Plan 9 and VMWare?"
siebharinn Member since:
2005-07-06

And When I tried Plan 9 in the now free Microsoft Virtual PC I could not get the install to create a MBR in the filesystem. Has anyone had success here? If so, what is the trick?
I had it running under VPC. I didn't have to do anything tricky to get it to work; I just used the defaults.

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