FBSD 8.0 And VirtualBox 3.1

Peter fbsdq at peterk.org
Sat Dec 19 02:42:52 UTC 2009

> I have a machine running Win/XP Pro SP3 hosting VirtualBox 3.1.
> The hardware happily boots the Ubuntu amd64 CDROM natively and FreeBSD 8.0
> also boots fine - well ... up to the point where it has to ID the hard
> drive, but that's another story.
> IOW, the hardware is 64-bit capable (It is an Intel mobo w/a Pentium-D
> 940 w/EMT64 option).
> HOWEVER, when I run VirtualBox and try to install the 64 bit version
> of FreeBSD in a VM, it get a "CPU doesn't support long mode" error
> during the FreeBSD virtual booting process.  FreeBSD 8.0 i386 works
> fine.
> 'Anyone run across this before and/or have a fix?
> TIA,

Do you have VT-x/AMD-v enabled? [in the BIOS and VBox for this VM]


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