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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] -machine vmport=off: Allow disabling of VMWare

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] -machine vmport=off: Allow disabling of VMWare ioport emulation
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 18:03:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-12-10)

On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 06:00:26PM +0100, Dr. David Alan Gilbert (git) wrote:
> From: "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <address@hidden>
> VMWare apparently doesn't like running under QEMU due to our
> incomplete emulation of it's special IO Port.  This adds a
> -machine suboption to allow it to be turned off.
> Signed-off-by: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <address@hidden>

Tested-by: Richard W.M. Jones <address@hidden>

I was able to use this option in order to install VMware ESXi as a
guest under KVM.  Here are my notes on how to do this:



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