Kenichi Takahagi recently made two announcements on comp.os.minix of enhancements for Minix when run on VMWare.
From: "Kenichi TAKAHAGI" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: A patch for Minix 2.0 to capture screen on VMware Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 15:35:24 GMT Hello, all This patch enables Minix guests on VMware to print the contents of the console screen to host's clipboard when F4 key is pressed. This patch utilizes what is called 'VMware Backdoor I/O Port'. See http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/backdoor.html for further information by Ken Kato <email@example.com>.
[notes by ASW: patch text has been omitted. To display on a web page special characters in the source code patch would need to be encoded as "&" escapes, and cutting and pasting this from a browser probably would not result in a usable patch. Please download the file at /pub/contrib/vmw-p01.tar.Z to obtain the patch.
Look at Ken Kato's top level page for more VMWare information and tools: http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/.]
From: "Kenichi TAKAHAGI" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: comp.os.minix Subject: VMware Command Line Tools for Minix Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:57:03 GMT Hello, Minix on VMware users Do you know 'VMware Command Line Tools' ? http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vmtools.html Now you can download a Minix port of the tools. http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vmw-01.tar.Z This makes it easy to exchange small text data each other between a host and guests without any networking support. EXAMPLES guest1 $ ps -alx | vmw -c # copy to host's clipboard guest1 $ vmw -c < prog.c # copy text file on a guest guest2 $ vmw -v > prog.c # paste it on another guest guest1 $ uue pkg.tar.Z - | vmw -c # exchange a binary file guest2 $ vmw -v | uud - # between guests Any other ideas? Enjoy! -- Kenichi TAKAHAGI email@example.com
[Note by ASW: The VMWare Command Line Tools are available here as /pub/contrib/vmw-01.tar.Z as well as at the site referenced in the newsgroup article above.]
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