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Old 28th August 2009
wesley wesley is offline
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Default run an OpenBSD Box on Mac OS X


I'm looking for a solution to install OpenBSD on my Mac OS X (started), i want to have it in "virtual". So can you advise me software to install OpenBSD on my mac in virtual? I ve seen Vmware, Parallels, which is the best way to run it (the easiest way) ...? thank's
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Old 28th August 2009
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OpenBSD developers don't really like virtualization/emulation, but a couple drivers do exist to handle "vmware" so you may wish to try that.

You can run OpenBSD on a Mac instead of OS X, which is what I would recommend.
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Old 31st August 2009
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I use OpenBSD inside VMWare on a Mac platform successfully both in development and production.
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Old 8th September 2009
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I have performed a virtualized OpenBSD installation on Mac OS X in order to build a remote install kernel when I didn't have any other computers at my disposal.

VMWare workstation 1 month trial version worked just fine. Sun's (free!) virtualbox offering however had problems with disk io.

Just google "sun virtualbox openbsd error" and you should find some stuff on it.

Otherwise methinks you're looking at paid solutions.
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