[coreboot] VMware reality check

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Feb 22 23:59:02 CET 2008

On 22.02.2008 18:27, Myles Watson wrote:
> I decided to look into using VMware for coreboot development, but even
> though we support the same chipset (i440bx), since VMware doesn't emulate
> the CPU you can end up with an Opteron on i440bx, or a laptop processor with
> i440bx, etc.
> Has anyone run into this?  Is there a reasonable way to make this work?  Do
> you really have to configure coreboot for VMware based on which CPU the host
> has?

I'd say stop the project before you get too frustrated. It simply 
doesn't make sense. Basically, any combination of incompatible CPU and 
chipset makes testing useless/impossible, so having the host CPU appear 
with identical/similar characteristics in the virtual machine makes the 
virtualization solution a no-go. You could try VirtualBox and VirtualPC, 
but I believe they both have similar problems.



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