installing freebsd on windows

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Wed Mar 25 02:04:59 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:30:31AM +0530, Mehul Ved typed:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Leslie Jensen <leslie at> wrote:
> > For testing purposes I've used Suns VirtualBox under Windows, it runs under
> > Linux as well. (Free)BSD installs well and it can give you a first
> > impression on how it works. There are some settings that you must keep in
> > mind, disk size can't be dynamic. You can use the VirtualBox forums for more
> > information.
> > /Leslie
> VirtualBox is really great for no-hassles virtualisation for newbies.
> I rely on it too. But, I haven't had a good experience with FreeBSD
> 7.0 on VirtualBox, too many kernel panics. And it's not just me there
> are lots of people who have had the same problem with no evident
> solution.
> I am not discouraging this solution but informing of a problem that I
> have faced. If there's a work around for that, I'd be happy to try it
> myself.

What worked for me was enabling VT-x/AMD-V in Virtualbox. No more panics since.


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