FreeBSD 7.2 Release under VirtualBox

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Mon Nov 23 12:14:13 UTC 2009

stan <stanb at> writes:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:44:34PM +0300, Boris Samorodov wrote:
>> stan <stanb at> writes:
>> > I am trying to install FreebSD under VirtualBox 3.0 on an Ubuntu 9.10
>> > machien. I just installed OpenBSD in the same environment with no issues.
>> >
>> > However, FreeBSD does not seem to be able to get networking working. I am
>> > trying to install from a minimal boot CD, and get the filesets from an ftp
>> > server. I tried letting the FreeBSD installer get an address uisng DHCPm
>> > and it failed. So I booted teh OpenBSD insatnce, and used it's setigs,
>> > except for IP address (namescerve, defailt router etc). But still no luck.
>> >
>> > Has anyone made this work? Any sugestions as to what else to ty?
>> DHCP should work. Try other network cards (change then via
>> Virtualbox OSE).
> FreeBSD is detecting an AMD card.
> What is a DSE, and how do I use it?

_O_SE, not DSE (Virtualbox Open Source Edition).

It's the main Virtualbox window (at least at FreeBSD). You can
change the card at the settings for apropriate virtual machine.
Select the network properties and then the card (this should be
done when the virtual machine is nor running). Next time you
launch that virtual machine (ex. start FreeBSD installation)
another network card will be detected.

WBR, bsam

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