first use of virtualbox on fbsd host
rkoberman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 19:08:00 UTC 2020
To cleanly move a VB VM to a new system, it's usually best to export it to
an OVA, copy the .ova file to the new system, and import it. I Google and
found a page with a nice set of commands to do it without a GUI, but my
system is in transition to a new box and it will take a bit of hunting to
If I find it, I'll follow up. Or, maybe someone else will post it.
On Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 11:56 Mario Lobo <lobo at bsd.com.br> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 3:50 PM S. Franks <bahamasfranks at gmail.com> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
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