FreeBSD amd64 + VirtualBox on Mac boot issues

Anders Jensen-Waud anders at
Mon Aug 11 10:37:23 UTC 2014

On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 1:27 AM, Christopher Hilton <chris at>

> I think this is a VirtualBox problem but I'd like to see if anyone else in
> the FreeBSD community has seen this problem.  Maybe they even have a fix or
> workaround.
> Is anyone using VirtualBox 4.3.14 to host FreeBSD amd64 guests? I'm doing
> this with VirtualBox on Mac OS X and I get one of three behaviors when
> start the FreeBSD guest:
>    o The FreeBSD Guest hangs as Booting…
>    o The guest loads the kernel but panics before launching init and
> userland.
>    o The guest boots fine.
> I cannot correlate anything that I'm doing to the guest that makes
> VirtualBox behave this way and If I reboot the guest enough times
> eventually it starts. My machine is a Core 2 Duo Mac Mini with 8G of RAM.
> The guest has 1G of RAM. It runs FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE.

Are the VirtualBox services loaded upon boot in rc.conf?

See --


> If you need more information please feel free to hit me off-list. Again, I
> think this is a VirtualBox issue.
> -- Chris

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