The new VMWare 4.0.5 release introduces internationalization of the shared folders and drag and drop features. These features now support localized guest operating systems, including locales such as Japanese that use double-byte characters. In this release, VMware Tools for Windows guests uses less memory than in previous releases.
VMWare 4.0.5 Released
2003-10-09 OS News 25 Comments
finally some BeOS support (zeta, openbeos, max, anyone?) ?
that’d really rock.
Hmm. I think the problem with BeOS was its reliance on timing signals and the system BIOS and CMOS … the emulator people complained that the BeOS timing was random and weird, and the BeOS people countered that the timing was precise and nearly perfect in BeOS. Or something like that.
Hmm, maybe I’m thinking of a different emulation environment? I dunno. I’d have to track down the fabled tibetan yak who has the key to The One True Knowledge.
Can VMWare load a copy of Windows XP already resident on a harddrive partition, or does Windows have to be installed on a VMWare virtual machine?
It has to be installed on a VMWARE image.
Actually, it can read real partitions, but it is not the recommended mode.
I wonder if Plan9 will re-release an image now, as it hasn’t worked since 3.2
Where’s the press release? I want to see the BeOS support.
>Where’s the press release? I want to see the BeOS support.
VMWare never said anything about BeOS. The user was asking about it, didn’t claimed support was there.
I tried to get BeOS running on VMWare 4.0 and all I get is the kernel debugger at boot up. There is a tutorial on the internet on how to get BeOS to work, but you need to have BeOS first installed on a seperate partition then copy over some settings that get created on that partition. Needless to say I haven’t tried this yet.
Under 4.0.0 build-4460 and not go
Is there anyway to make it work from VMWare?
A couple of weeks ago I installed VMWare 4.0.2. I not see anything important enough for me to want to upgrade. The VMWare web page does not mention any new OS being supported or any new security patches. What I have now is working so I am not going to mess with it. Thank goodness they finally got around to supporting Red Hat 9 with 4.0.1.
I use the Linux version and use Red Hat 9 Linux as my main OS. The guests that I have installed so far include Windows 2K, Windows NT 4.0, PC-DOS 2000 and Red Hat 8. I would like to try out one of the less known hobby OS’s such as Syllable or something like that just for fun. I wonder if Syllable could be used? Too bad I will not be able to use my copy of BeOS 5.0. I see that VMWare only officially supports a few Linux distros. By the way the PC-DOS 2000 that I have started using works but is not supported. They only support using MS DOS 6.x.
Most days I do not use VMWare or Windows, I just use the Red Hat 9. It meets my needs pretty well by itself. In case anyone was wondering I do not “need” Windows. I just wanted to have my own virtual network where I could experiment with connecting different virtual computers together. I love VMWare and it is very stable but I would not recommend it for most ordinary non-geeks. I use the Linux version of VMWare not the Windows version by the way.
Virtual PC 5.2 is far more compatible, because it emulated hardware fully. Albeit a bit slower. It’s a shame there isn’t a Linux version. I use Virtual PC for graphical programming (2D stuff and 3D software rendering) under different operating systems, using the 2D accelerated graphics drivers for them (4 MB S3 Trio 64), and I am very satisfied with the opportunity to easily switch between different systems when porting code. VMWare 3/4 is not suitable for this kind of stuff, and it caters much more to the enterprise customer. VMWare 4 is not a significant improvement over 3, unfortunately.
I haven’t had success running BeOS under VirtualPC, either — obviously the real-time multimedia stuff taxes the VM more than it should.
I’d also like to add that I’ve been able to run *any* Linux distro under Virtual PC without problems — I have actually tried Mandrake 8, Red Hat 9, Debian Woody, FreeBSD. Same success with OS/2 Warp 3, Warp 4, eCS (Warp 5), and some smaller hobby OS projects.
And all with accelerated video drivers
Not to mention Windows 95/98/2000/XP, but VMWare supports those — without DirectX support or a very poor one.
ok, so there’s still only that install-in-gray & copy stuff from a real beos install option. what a pity. i actually even managed to install BeOS max in VirtualPC, just that it didn’t boot afterwards
did anyone try to use beos in bochs? how fast / slow does it perform (if it performs)?
Is there anyone got a working BeOS 5/Max image for VM Ware which they’d be willing to share?
I have used vmware to load a ghosted from a laptop.
I use VMWare on RedHat and have about 6 images for various Debian installs. It’s fantastic every Linux user should have VMWare. I can really get my hands dirty with Linux and not worry about messing the install up. Want to try Kernel 4.6?
Then copy your image and set it up as a new VM and mess
around. Want to mess with MySql or PostgresSQL then set up a database server without having to muck around with your main install. Brilliant.
Yes, VMware is able to boot a physical Windows partition. I remember the first time I did that…fooling around I guess. The problem though is that when you reboot that partition the “normal” way, your drivers are all messed up e.g. display, hard drive.
I even went one step further in booting physical partitions…. yep, I booted the linux partition I was currently running VMware in. Weird huh…? I stopped it before it went to init3 though…
VMware can boot previously installed Win OSs, I did that using Win 98 SE and Win2k, but it’s not recommended by the manufacturer, the trick is in setting new hardware profile for the VMware drivers.
i just hope better support from vmware for slackware bsd system ini
and x86 emulation under power pc and the opposite
Yeah, I would LOVE to try kernel 4.6
Fancy sending me a link to it, I can’t seem to find it on kernel.org *sigh*
I’d like to point out that VMware _doesn’t_ emulate the CPU at all. I’m not exactly sure how that translates to VirtualPC being better – having to emulate the CPU adds an entire new layer of potential bugs, as well as creating almost certain slow-down problems.
I’ve been using VMware on Linux for a while now, and if you don’t need DirectX or OpenGL, it is an eminently compatible Windows solution. For productivity apps in particular, it’s excellent – no noticable speed loss, and only a touch of flicker on redraw.
I keep hoping the VMware will finally write some proper drivers which have hardware-accelerated OpenGL and DirectDraw/3D support. I don’t believe for a moment that this is impossible – and indeed, I have suspicions that it might not even be as hard as imagined.
Has anyone tried to run in VMWare or VirtualPC the same Linux distro installed on a physical partition?
Here’s BeBochs, opensource and free:
Runs an OS inside BeOS. Not sure if Bochs does the other way around.
BeOS on Mac’s: