FreeBSD 8.1 as a Virtualbox Guest OS

Hyogeol Lee hyogeollee at
Tue Feb 8 17:26:31 UTC 2011

> I'm trying to setup a FreeBSD VM in Virtualbox.  The host OS is Mac OS X 
> 10.6.6.  I'm already running Windows 7 64 bit with no problems.  When you 
> setup a new VM, you get a first time startup scenario that asks you to 
> point to a file (iso usually) that contains the setup program for the OS. 
> Then, when you boot the machine, setup begins.
> That's not working for me.  I've tried both the disc iso and the dvd iso 
> without success.  I haven't tried it, but I assume that if I burned the iso 
> and popped it in a box that I would get the setup menu and be able to 
> install the OS.
> Is there some kind of trick required to get this working inside VB?

Did you try 8.1-i386 ?

I have failed to install 8.1-i386 under OSX VB. But 8.1-amd64 works fine for me.

Hyogeol Lee

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