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Date:      Tue, 08 Feb 2011 12:08:18 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>
To:        Adam Vande More <amvandemore@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 8.1 as a Virtualbox Guest OS
Message-ID:  <4931EE20DDBCC766297B3578@utd71538.local>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTintnCS2YxTxkubjuSrznSRdkY73yFQS3TLVs5D4@mail.gmail.com>
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--On February 8, 2011 10:24:47 AM -0600 Adam Vande More 
<amvandemore@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Paul Schmehl
> <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to setup a FreeBSD VM in Virtualbox.  The host OS is Mac OS X
>> 10.6.6.  I'm already running Windows 7 64 bit with no problems.  When you
>> setup a new VM, you get a first time startup scenario that asks you to
>> point to a file (iso usually) that contains the setup program for the
>> OS. Then, when you boot the machine, setup begins.
>>
>> That's not working for me.  I've tried both the disc iso and the dvd iso
>> without success.  I haven't tried it, but I assume that if I burned the
>> iso and popped it in a box that I would get the setup menu and be able to
>> install the OS.
>>
>> Is there some kind of trick required to get this working inside VB?
>>
>
> What's the difference between a disk iso and a dvd iso?

My assumption is that the former is in CD format and the latter is in DVD 
format.  I wouldn't think a vm would care either way.  It should be able to 
read both.

>  From the VM's
> settings page, chose storage.  Make sure the virtual DVD drive has the
> correct iso.  Start the VM.  If you can't find the iso in the drop down
> list it means you have to add it to the storage manager.  You could also
> put the disc in the drive and and tell the VM to use the drive.
>

The iso was listed as secondary IDE, so I made it primary.  No difference. 
I then tried booting with ACPI disabled due to the errors I was seeing, but 
that made no difference either.  The system is booting, but when it gets to 
md0: Preloaded image </boot/mfsroot> 4194304 bytes at 0xffffffff80e6aa98 it 
stops and goes no further.

> It's not anymore complicated than that really.  If that doesn't work, I'd
> start looking at the disc and see if works.

I'm not using a disc.  I'm using an iso file.

-- 
Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
*******************************************
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
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medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson
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