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Re: Testing with VMWare Fusion... No virtual SCSI devices

On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 11:37:53PM -0400, Brian Gupta wrote:
> Seems that none of the SCSI options work with the AMD64 mini.iso.. I
> believe the device emulated is an LSI Logic SCSI adapter. (But am not
> 100% certain since VMWare Fusion settings are a bit more Opaque than
> other VMWare releases). I am using the predefined FreeBSD64 settings
> profile in VMWare Fusion.
> I did manage to get it working with a virtual ATA controller though,
> but got warning messages saying "Warning: Could not flush cache of
> device /dev/ad0 - No such device."
> Interestingly even though the installer didn't see the SCSI devices,
> once I was booted off an install I did on a virtual ATA device, I did
> see this in dmesg.:
> Waiting 2 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
> da0 at mpt0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
> da0: <VMware, VMware Virtual S 1.0> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
> da0: 320.000MB/s transfers (160.000MHz DT, offset 127, 16bit)
> da0: Command Queueing Enabled
> da0: 8192MB (16777216 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 1044C)
> and /dev/da0 exists (but all the other da* devices don't), and running
> parted doesn't seem to see da0.
> On the flip side networking works.. so there is a mostly working
> "headless" config for VMWare Fusion, and most likely VMWare
> Workstation.
> One reason to get SCSI working is that VMWare ESXi does not seem to
> have a virtual ATA controller available and only let's virtual SCSI
> drives get added. (Pretty much all VMWare products provide an option
> to run a virtual LSI Logic SCSI controller.) I am wondering if the LSI
> Logic drivers that come with FreeBSD are proprietary blogs that got
> stripped out of kfreebsd?
> Please let me know if there is any more output I can provide, or if
> someone wants to directly interact with the VM at DC10. (I will be at
> DebConf for most of Thursday and alternatively can plan to meet up any
> evening this week.)

Please note that I am currently working on getting debian-installer
using the 8.1 kernel instead of the 7.3. This should probably be
retested after that, as a lot of drivers are going to change.

Aurelien Jarno	                        GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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