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Date:      Tue, 08 Feb 2011 17:37:13 -0600
From:      Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>
To:        Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 8.1 as a Virtualbox Guest OS
Message-ID:  <5A3BAEFEABE81B9BF58FD509@utd71538.local>
In-Reply-To: <4D51AA6A.60701@infracaninophile.co.uk>
References:  <DAE0173E827B71DBF60602DC@utd71538.local> <4D51AA6A.60701@infracaninophile.co.uk>

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--On February 8, 2011 8:41:14 PM +0000 Matthew Seaman 
<m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:

> On 08/02/2011 15:33, Paul Schmehl 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.
>
> Works for me on much the same kit.  As I recall, you need to play with
> the CPU etc. settings a bit to find some combination that will boot.
> Let's see...
>
>    OS Type  FreeBSD (64 bit)
>    As much RAM as you want
>    One CPU
>      Enable PAE/NX
>    VT-x/AMD-V Enabled
>    Nested Paging Enabled
>      Enable IO APIC
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That was the critical piece.  Once I did that the old familiar setup 
routine came up.  I'm installing now.  Thanks for everyone's help.

-- 
Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
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