first use of virtualbox on fbsd host

Mario Lobo lobo at
Tue Sep 8 18:56:42 UTC 2020

On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 3:50 PM S. Franks <bahamasfranks at> wrote:

> Y'all,
> I've got some machines on my linux host I'd like to try on the fbsd host.
> On linux, it's easy: copy the .vbox, and .vdi file to
> /home/$USER/.VirtualBox folder, run the gui, and it's right there in the
> list. If not, manually edit the vbox file with a txt editor to fix the path
> that's causing compliants. Edit vbox.xml file worst-case. Simple.
> I suppose I should mention the fbsd server is headless, which is probably
> 9/10th's of the problem, since I can't run the control gui so it's never
> created the deafult files? I searched the entire system, there's no vbox
> xml file, probably cause I haven't ever successfully loaded a machine on
> this system? There doesn't seem to be any vbox folders or files in /etc,
> /usr/local/etc, /usr/share, etc. The handbook only tells you how to install
> vbox, with zero info on making it run (so I guess it's supposed to 'just
> work' for people who aren't idiots; sadly not a set which includes myself
> apparently).
> I did convince some of the shell commands to error out with references to
> /root/.config/virtualbox, but I can't seem to get the commands to recognize
> the vbox and vdi files when I place them in that path either. Totally
> stumpped!
> Many thanks!
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Even if it's headless, you can still run VirtualBox GUI through SSH with
Mario Lobo
FreeBSD since version 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!]

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