Will it run under VMware?

Mar 6, 2008 at 2:14 PM
I'd like to try Singularity as a virtual machine on VMware, hosted on 64-bit Vista.

Will this work?

What type of virtual machine should I tell VMware to create (it always asks you to choose between Windows, Linux etc.)?
Coordinator
Mar 6, 2008 at 3:45 PM
Edited Mar 6, 2008 at 3:59 PM
This is not something we've tried at MSR, but we've found the cd-rom bootloader has issues with Xen, Bochs, and VMWare Fusion so the likely answer is "no" . There's an issue set up to track this problem:

http://www.codeplex.com/singularity/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=1294.

Once this issue is fixed, it may boot on VMWare, but it is not something MSR has resources to support*. Virtual PC is a well tested Singularity platform and is available for download at:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en

* Singularity is not a general purpose PC operating system, the only tested platforms are the Intel 440BX as implemented in VPC and the NVidia nForce4.