[Buildroot] targetting buildroot at vmware

Ulf Samuelsson ulf at atmel.com
Tue Dec 12 11:56:14 UTC 2006

> On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 09:45:36PM -0800, Joe Pruett wrote:
>>i haven't found any obvious hits on the web yet, but it seems like this 
>>shouldn't be too hard.  i want to make a very small vmware image using 
>>buildroot.  has anyone else done this and have suggestions?  i figure i'll 
>>just start with defaults for 386 and see where i get...
> There is no difference whether you build a rootfs for real hardware or
> for any simulator, be it vmware, bochs, plex86, qemu, you-name-it). Just
> build your rootfs, install a bootloader into an empty "disk" (you'd
> normally use a file for this) and put your rootfs into a partition on
> your "disk". Boot and enjoy.

I think he wants to create a complete disk for VMware, 
and I believe that is it not possible.
Once a complete disk is available, the file system created in 
VMware can be copied to the disk.

Best Regards
Ulf Samuelsson 

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