Re: Testing with VMWare Fusion... No virtual SCSI devices
On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 11:13:35PM -0400, Brian Gupta wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Aurelien Jarno <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> That sounds promising. Do you have an idea when it will be ready for testing?
I hope next week, it will also depends on how long the ftpmasters will
accept the packages.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73