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Running FreeBSD 6.3 on VMware ESX (Updated)

So, you recognize that FreeBSD isn’t officially supported on VMware ESX, but you want to give it a try anyway? Here’s what I did to get it installed, with VMware Tools and using e1000 Ethernet drivers:

Installation was for the most part straightforward – I chose “Other” for the operating system type, and allocated resources like I would for pretty much any other operating system. The install from an NFS-mounted ISO image worked fine; I’ve only run into two issues so far: Installing VMware Tools and changing the Ethernet drivers from the default Lance drivers.
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