best way to run vista inside freebsd

Frank Jahnke jahnke at
Fri Oct 19 08:36:45 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 10:23 -0500, Matt wrote:

> VirtualBox builds from the Innotek svn sources, and the GUI runs but
> with some issues.  However, it is possible to boot a full VM instance
> from within VirtualBox on a FreeBSD host (which is very promising).
> The major missing component (that I'm aware of) is the kernel
> acceleration module, so the VM is very slow.

That's all very good news, and thanks for the update.
> The VirtualBox developers have been receptive to contributions that
> were required to get their program to build on FreeBSD, and they have
> written a skeleton kernel module as a first step to getting
> accelerated VMs on a FreeBSD host.

The kernel modules always seem to be the main challenge.  This one at
least is open source, so you don't have to try to figure out what is
going on.

I'd help, but I'm not that sort of coder.

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