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Date:      Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:04:59 -0800
From:      Carl Johnson <>
Subject:   Re: VBox network boot
Message-ID:  <87d38yc2is.fsf@oak.localnet>
In-Reply-To: <> (Warren Block's message of "Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:15:25 -0700 (MST)")
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Warren Block <> writes:

> On Tue, 28 Feb 2012, Da Rock wrote:
>> I'm starting to believe this dog won't hunt (in fact is dead,
>> bloated, and full of worms...); but has anyone got a solution for
>> network booting in VBox on FBSD host?
> To PXE-boot a VM guest, set networking to to Bridged and use the
> PCnet-PCI II (Am79C970A) adapter type.  If the host is FreeBSD, the
> vboxnet kernel module has to be loaded.

Please emphasize that the PCnet-PCI II card emulation is necessary.  I
was trying the Intel emulation and making no progress.  I then noticed
your page and tried the PCnet-PCI II card and it started working.  I
would guess that means their Intel card emulation is incomplete.
Carl Johnson

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