Can't install freebsd inside virtualbox, glacially slow

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Jun 30 13:47:41 UTC 2015

On Tue, 30 Jun 2015, Quartz wrote:

>> I can't seem to get the 10.1 installer to work under virtualbox,
>> everything is so slow it's completely unusable. The dvd image takes
>> upwards of a minute to even draw the opening ascii menu, and attempting
>> to boot the kernel just sits there forever. If I convert the memstick
>> img into a vdi and boot from that, I just get the "spinning slash"
>> forever (it doesn't even get to the menu). I've tried the 'set
>> vfs.unmapped_buf_allowed=0' trick, tried changing vb's chipset from
>> PIIX3 to ICH9, tried changing the number of CPUs and ram and everything,
>> but no dice. Anyone have any ideas?
> Nevermind, it's fixed. The virtualbox I was using claimed it was still the 
> most recent version, but manually checking revealed that this 
> was a lie. Updating mostly fixed the slowness issue (It's still not as fast 
> as my other guest OSs, but it's at least it's usable now).

Make sure virtualbox-ose-kmod has been rebuilt after the host OS has 
been updated.

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