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Date:      Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:11:56 +0100
From:      Jamie Paul Griffin <jpg@gnix.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: virtualbox 4.0
Message-ID:  <20110721171156.GN5129@think.gnix.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1107210723130.95135@wonkity.com>
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On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 07:38:23AM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
 
> Recent versions of VirtualBox claim to be able to run a 64-bit VM on a 
> 32-bit host if the host CPU is 64-bit and has hardware virtualization 
> support: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?p=33940
> (search for "64-bit guest")
 
> So far I've only seen guest kernel panics when booting the kernel on an 
> E8400 i386 FreeBSD host.

I was using VB in a set-up like that up until a few weeks ago. I worked well I have to say but I couldn't get a full screen and in the end I installed dual-boot instead. This was with Win7(32bit) as the host, FreeBSD(64bit) as guest. I didn't try FreeBSD as host because I read that it's lacking USB support for the moment.



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