[Call For Testing] VirtualBox for FreeBSD!

Gustau Pérez gperez at entel.upc.edu
Fri May 15 11:22:53 UTC 2009

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Renato Botelho wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 4:12 PM, Martin Wilke <miwi at freebsd.org> wrote:
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>> Howdy Guys,
>> After the announcement from Alexander Eichner about
>> Virtualbox on FreeBSD, we started the work on a port
>> for FreeBSD. Now we think that we solved the most
>> problems and are ready for the first Call for Testing.
>> Some notes before you can test the port:
>> Make sure you are using RELENG_7 or higher. You have
>> to use a fresh portstree with uptodate ports!! Please
>> read carefully the pkg-messages.
>> Some known issues / Troubleshooting:
>> Sometimes the kernel on HEAD coredumps when loading
>> or unloading the kernel module. A small workaround
>> to prevent the crash is to not start X, mount proc,
>> then load the kernel module and start X from the
>> console. That helped me and some testers, maybe you
>> too. :P AMD64 should be work in general, it builds
>> and start. But not right tested at the moment. We
>> want here also some feedback.
>> Some Thanks:
>> First of all we'd like to say many thanks to _ALL_
>> vbox developers. Next people are Bernhard Froehlich
>> (aka decke), Beat Gaetzi (beat@), Dennis Herrmann
>> (dhn@), Pietro Cerutti (gahr@), myself (*gg*),
>> and _ALL_ who helped and provided feedback.
>> Happy Testing :-)
>> Download:
>>  http://people.freebsd.org/~miwi/vbox/vboxport.tgz
>> Wiki Page:
>>  http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox
> Hello Martin
> I've built it on i386/CURRENT r191522, but I couldn't load the
> module, when i try, i got:
> KLD vboxdrv.ko: depends on kernel - not available
> kldload: can't load vboxdrv: File exists
> It says file exists, but the module is not loaded
> root at botelhor:/home/garga# kldstat
> Id Refs Address    Size     Name
>  1   18 0xc0400000 b584bc   kernel
>  2    1 0xc0f59000 809c     snd_via8233.ko
>  3    2 0xc0f62000 4a438    sound.ko
>  4    1 0xc46af000 8000     linprocfs.ko
>  5    1 0xc46c8000 24000    linux.ko
> Any idea?
   It seems to me you csup'ed your sources but you are still using the
old kernel. Try make buildkernell && make installkernel and then try
loading the module.


    PS : as a advice, I would do the installworld with
KODIR=/boot/test && nextboot -k test. If i works, you can reinstall
again the kernel as your default kernel .

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