FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

Post by QBlu » Sun, 21 Dec 2003 12:34:29


I've managed to get a guest OS (Win98SE) installed through VMWare 3.2.1 &
FreeBSD-RELEASE-p11 no problem. One area that worked before, but doesn't
now is networking. Through the VMWare Config I've set a custom network
connection mapped to /dev/vmnet0. When I 'Power On' the virtual machine I
keep getting 'Could not get host IP address to create unique Ethernet
address. Using Randomly generated address (xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx). Ethernet
address may possible conflict witha virtual machine on another host.

The weird thing, is on a previous install of FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE I had
networking working no problem... Any help would be great - as I've spend
the last few hours googling...

Thanks
 
 
 

FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

Post by hawk » Mon, 22 Dec 2003 00:02:39


Err, you're frarther than most of us, I believe.

The only time I've ever gotten networking working is by setting "OPEN"
in the firewall to get relaying, and that was with v2.

Gary Hendricks is currently working on it, too. I may have time to look
again in a couple of weeks.

hawk
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FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

Post by QBlu » Mon, 22 Dec 2003 14:18:55

If I recall correctly, it was VMware-workstation-3.2.1-2237.tar.gz which was
the source that worked with DHCP and FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE. Google use to
display an entire page worth of hits, now you only get four and none of the
links point the the package - anybody out there with this package?
Networking did work on this one, (had it running on a Panasonic Laptop B4 a
reformat) but it took a bit of 'tinkering' to make work (manually
add/install license files/directories)...

Thanks
 
 
 

FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

Post by Vladimir E » Mon, 22 Dec 2003 14:44:38


Why don't you update your ports tree? The port version
is vmware3-3.2.1.2242.

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Vladimir
 
 
 

FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

Post by QBlu » Tue, 23 Dec 2003 03:28:52

> Why don't you update your ports tree? The port version

When I first tried getting VMware running, I had an up to date ports tree -
meaning I installed the 2242 build. It was this build that I couldn't get
the networking to work. The reason I asked for the 2237 build is because I
seemed to remember that build's networking implementation working...
 
 
 

FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

Post by Vladimir E » Tue, 23 Dec 2003 03:57:36


Here is what I've used:

do not use bridging (select that during build)
In the configuration editor:
Connection type: custom
Device name: /dev/vmnet1

This worked in both builds.
Good luck,
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Vladimir
 
 
 

FreeBSD 5.1-STABLE & VMWare3.2.1

Post by QBlu » Tue, 23 Dec 2003 07:53:12

>

That works w/ DHCP?

Regardless, I'll give it a shot and post my results - thanks!