howto install virtualbox
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Mon Aug 17 09:31:31 UTC 2009
On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 08:34:42 +0200
Mark Stapper <stark at mapper.nl> wrote:
> I'm currently migrating my home desktop from Gentoo linux to FreeBSD
> 8.0(Beta but it'll be "Stable" soon. Using RELENG_8 btw).
> I'm kind of a OS collector/nut/geek/nerd. As such virtualization is
> quite important to me.
> I've been using VMware Server 2.x on Gentoo for quite some time and,
> apart from the new console *barf*, it's been working for me so far.
> So needless to say I was hoping for vmware support. Tough luck... Ow
> well, the handbook spoke of virtualbox support. Only OSE, but still,
> better than nothing.
> After trying virtualbox on windows(at work) I decided to give it a go on
> FreeBSD amd64...
> Issuing make install in the virtualbox directory complained about me not
> having any 32-bit libraries installed.
So, how did you install FreeBSD? From an install image?
You should have a /usr/lib32 by default, unless the image didn't contain
it. The 32-bit compatibilty libraries are automatically generated by
"make buildworld" as long as MK_LIB32 is not set to "no" (which it is not,
Maybe you need to do "make buildworld" followed by "make installworld",
assuming you have the src tree installed.
> My questions are two fold:
> 1. Which options do I have when it comes to vritualization on FreeBSD 8
qemu works pretty well, but VirtualBox is the way to go. I've been using
it under 8-current for a few months and it beats the socks off of qemu
> 2. How do I install virtualbox on amd64?
See above. It seems that having /usr/lib32 populated is a prerequisite.
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