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Date:      Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:12:08 +0100
From:      Julien Gormotte <julien@gormotte.info>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Virtual box to do cross-browser testing
Message-ID:  <20091116171208.61923hnkbf6h276s@horde.gormotte.info>
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John Almberg <jalmberg@identry.com> a écrit :

> Anyone have experience using Sun's "Virtual Box" on FreeBSD? I am  
> looking for a way to run virtual Windows machines to do  
> cross-browser testing...
>
> Don't need sound card or anything complex... if I can get it working  
> good enough to have access to IE 6, 7, and 8 (with 3 different  
> virtual boxes, probably), that would be enough for me.
>
> But before I jump through the hoops of setting up a new FreeBSD box  
> and setting up this virtual box software, I'd like to hear how  
> others have fared with this software.
>
> Any experience, much appreciated.
>
> -- John
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It seems that VirtualBox still has problems, according to the FreeBSD wiki :
http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox
Maybe you should try qemu instead, as it seems much more stable now :
http://wiki.freebsd.org/qemu

I used qemu to virtualize Windows Server 2003 some time ago (on Gentoo  
and Mandriva boxes), and it was working (as long as you consider that  
a Windows system "works").

Julien Gormotte

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