11/10/2009 11:26 AM
To install QNX 6.4.1 in a VM, should I use 'Other' or 'Other 64'? 1 or 2 processors?
I'm running VMware Workstation 6.5.3 on Windows XP SP3 host.
PC is Dell Optiplex 760 with Intel Core Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, 4GB RAM.
I want to install QNX 6.4.1 in a VM and I am looking for advice on how
to get the best performance out of my VM.
1. Guest operating system = Other. Version: Should I use 'Other' or
'Other 64' ?
<quote> from the VMware manual:
"If the operating system you plan to use is not listed, select Other for
both guest operating system and version.
For some operating systems, the operating system and VMware Tools are
installed automatically after the virtual machine is created. See Easy
Install Feature for Some Guest Operating Systems.
Note Workstation supports 64-bit guest operating systems only in
Workstation versions 5.5 and later, and only on host machines with
supported processors. "
2. Should I select 1 or 2 processors? If I select 2, does the compiler
(QCC and GCC) make use of SMP if I boot the qnxbasesmp.ifs ?
3. What is a recommended disk size (rough order of magnitude) for a full
install including Momentics (I know we can't run the IDE anymore in
6.4.1 :( )
4. Should I pre-allocate the disk or let VMware grow it as needed? Has
anyone noticed any difference in preformance between the 2 options?