Easiest desktop BSD distro

Tom Worster fsb at thefsb.org
Thu Mar 31 21:17:34 UTC 2011

On 3/31/11 1:10 PM, "Polytropon" <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

>On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:33:09 +0100, Arthur Chance <freebsd at qeng-ho.org>
>>On 03/31/11 17:06, Arthur Chance wrote:
>>> On 03/30/11 23:00, Polytropon wrote:
>>>> There is a project called VirtualBSD that developed a
>>>> FreeBSD system image that can be used with VirtualBox.
>>> Nitpick: the web site says
>>>  > VirtualBSD is a virtual appliance for VMware
>>Following myself up, Polytropon was technically correct as the FAQ says
>>  > VirtualBSD is somewhat compatible with VirtualBox, but not right away
>>  > and not easily.
>>but I suspect the level of effort needed is going to put people off
>>trying it. Isn't VMware more common than VBox on most systems anyway?
>Thanks for stating that; in fact, I was confusing VMWare
>and VirtualBox while typing. :-)

I've no experience with VirtualBSD. But I can say that VBox comes with
host configs for FreeBSD 32 and 64 clients. Yesterday I fed the FreeBSD
8.2 RELEASE Disk 1 ISO into VBox and it installed very nicely. Network
even came up with DHCP.

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