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How-to Recompile the FreeBSD 9 i386 Kernel with Kernel Extension for VMware-Tools Installation

This Short Guide Clearly Show How-to Recompile the FreeBSD 9 Kernel with a Kernel Extension.

The Kernel Extension Installed in this Tutorial is also the Prerequisite for VMWare Tools Installation over Unix FreeBSD 9.

  1. Open a Konsole Window
  2. Login as Superuser:
    su 
  3. Install the Kernel Extension Package:
    pkg_add -r compat6x-i386
      Recompile the Custom Kernel with Extension
    1. Download and Install the Distribution Sources
      svn checkout svn://svn.freebsd.org/base/releng/9.0/ /usr/src

      Here you need to Wait for a Wile until the Process is Completed.

    2. Make a New Kernel Configuration File
      cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
      cp GENERIC MYKERNEL
    3. Build the Custom Kernel
      cd /usr/src
      make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL

      Be Patient and Wait until the Process is Achieved.

    4. Install the New Kernel
      make installkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL