kldload vboxvfs.ko panics

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue May 12 16:59:13 UTC 2020

On 5/12/20 8:02 AM, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> I hosed my kernel boot start by putting vboxvfs_load="YES“ into loader.conf. Better not had done it.
> I noticed that FreeBSD 12.1 panicked whil I manually loaded vboxvfs.ko while VirtualBox was running.
> Well, not a good idea and the panic comes from the fact that Vbox was already running. So I wanted to try
> to load all required vbox modules right away on boot.
> So I cut off myself. How can I repair this? Boot into the Forth loader? How from then on?
> Of course the question why the kernel crashes on the vbox modules gotta be solved in the first place.

I believe if you enter the loader prompt you can unset this via:

unset vboxbvfs_load
show vboxvfs_load

the second command should verify that you are not loading the module.  
more info is available in the loader(8) manpage.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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