Help getting vbox .vdi imares to run under Freenas

Allan Jude allanjude at
Sun Jan 8 17:35:32 UTC 2017

On 2017-01-08 12:21, Nils wrote:
> On 2017-01-08 18:01, Allan Jude wrote:
>> On 2017-01-08 10:18, Nils wrote:
>>> Hello, I'm fighting to get vbox vdi images to run under FreeNAS and
>>> don't know what else to try. I've filed and commented on these two bugs:
>>> ...but I think the problem is not with bhyve itself or with iohyve, but
>>> either with grub-bhyve or ZFS.
>>> Running installation ISOs etc. works fine, but I need to get the VDIs
>>> going.,
>>> Any pointers are welcome...
>>> Thanks
>>> Nils
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>> How are you converting the .VDI to a raw image? bhyve does not yet
>> support the .VDI format, only raw.
> I've done the conversion to raw with both VBoxManage and qemu-img, same
> result.
> I'm not sure where to add teh text flag, but I don't think that it's a
> problem, as grub should be running in a text console. What bothers me is
> that grub at the prompt claims not to recognize the (hd0):
> |grub> ls (hd0) Device hd0: No known filesystem detected - Total size
> 16777216 sectors ... where extracting the MBR and looking at it with
> fdisk shows the partitions... |
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Well, you are not telling grub to USE a partition, you are asking it to
read (hd0) has a file system

You likely want something like: ls (hd0,msdos1)

Allan Jude

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