FreeBSD 8.1 as a Virtualbox Guest OS

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Tue Feb 8 18:00:36 UTC 2011

--On February 9, 2011 2:01:46 AM +0900 Hyogeol Lee <hyogeollee at> 

> 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.

I tried amd since it's a 64 bit machine.

I've attached a screenshot of the vm.  It's hung at this point and will not 
go any further.

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