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Date:      Wed, 9 Feb 2011 02:01:46 +0900
From:      Hyogeol Lee <>
Subject:   FreeBSD 8.1 as a Virtualbox Guest OS
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> I'm trying to setup a FreeBSD VM in Virtualbox.  The host OS is Mac OS =
> 10.6.6.  I'm already running Windows 7 64 bit with no problems.  When =
> setup a new VM, you get a first time startup scenario that asks you to=20=

> point to a file (iso usually) that contains the setup program for the =
> Then, when you boot the machine, setup begins.
> That's not working for me.  I've tried both the disc iso and the dvd =
> without success.  I haven't tried it, but I assume that if I burned =
the iso=20
> and popped it in a box that I would get the setup menu and be able to=20=

> install the OS.
> Is there some kind of trick required to get this working inside VB?

Did you try 8.1-i386 ?

I have failed to install 8.1-i386 under OSX VB. But 8.1-amd64 works fine =
for me.

Hyogeol Lee

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