64-bit linux emulation

Paul Kraus paul at kraus-haus.org
Fri Jul 17 16:52:48 UTC 2015

On Jul 16, 2015, at 19:20, William A. Mahaffey III <wam at hiwaay.net> wrote:

> On 07/16/15 16:03, Valeri Galtsev wrote:

>> On Thu, July 16, 2015 2:39 pm, Warren Block wrote:

>>> >
>>> >VirtualBox works well on 10-STABLE, provided you accept the default
>>> >virtual hardware.  On 10.1, too, I think.

>> I confirm VirtualBox works perfectly on FreeBSD 10.1. As a matter of fact
>> I never had problems with it; used on 9.3, 10.0, 10.1 (guest systems:
>> Windows XP, 7, FreeBSD 8, 9, 10, CentOS 5, 6, 7, Fedora 5, 13, 16, 20,
>> Ubuntu 10, 14, OpenBSD 4.9, Debian 7, ReactOS,... - list is not complete)

> Hmmmmm .... Could well have been pilot error on my end, certainly wouldn't be the 1st time :-/. I *think* I took all defaults except for HDD size & amount of RAM assigned, but nothing else. I posted some questions back in that time frame (Fall 2014), but no resolution. I'll look at it again, it would be *sweet* if it would work fairly seamlessly w/ 32-bit WinXP, 64-bit Win7, maybe some 64-SuSE LTS ….

I have been using VBox to run production VMs under FBSD 9.x and 10..x for a couple years now. Some of the guests include:

OpenSuSE 12
FBSD 9 and 10
Windows Server 2008 (Windows 7 kernel)
Windows Server 2012
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro
Ubunutu 14.04 LTS

… and I’m suer I’m missing some :-)

That is NOT to say that VBox is perfect. OpenSuSE 13 just would not work on one specific server running FBSD 9 and (I think) VBox 4.1.x, and there was the FBSD 9 and VBox 4.0.x system that would reliably corrupt two specific VM’s boot blocks, moved them to new VMDK files and the problem stopped, never did figure our the root cause.

But, in general, the combination of FBSD / ZFS / VBox has been very stage and runs very well for me.

Paul Kraus
paul at kraus-haus.org

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