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Date:      Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:33:51 -0300
From:      Mario Lobo <lobo@bsd.com.br>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: VirtualBox question ....
Message-ID:  <20140918193351.16d845ef@Papi>
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On Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:14:00 -0500
"William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net> wrote:

> 
> On 09/18/14 16:31, Ernesto Celis wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM, William A. Mahaffey III
> > <wam@hiwaay.net> wrote:
> >> On 09/18/14 10:07, Mario Lobo wrote:
> >>> 2014-09-18 11:57 GMT-03:00 William A. Mahaffey III <wam@hiwaay.net
> >>> <mailto:wam@hiwaay.net>>:
> >>>
> >>>      .... I am trying to setup a CentOS 5.n VM under FBSD 9.3,
> >>>      virtualbox-ose-4.3.12_1. I have a CentOS netinstall ISO
> >>> (mucho smaller than the full DVD1 req'd for local install) ....
> >>> Will I be able to use that for the install, or do I need the full
> >>> DVD1 ? TIA
> >>>
> >>> Hi;
> >>>
> >>> That is a question for CentOS, not virtualbox!
> >>>
> >>> You have to read the specs of these iso images to see what they
> >>> are for.
> >> I'm afraid I don't follow .... I don't think the netinstall iso
> >> cares at all, I wasn't sure whether virtualbox was ready to do
> >> that .... In any event, I got to the point of trying to setup the
> >> actual VM & the install program asked for the name of an ISO to
> >> install .... I already burned a CD & mounted it, what do I tell
> >> the installer to look at ? I tried various files in the top
> >> directory & the installer crashed the OS (!!!!!) .... Any advice ?
> > Your question is Off Topic, since its not a problem with FreeBSD
> > itself. If you already got VirtualBox running on FreeBSD, you only
> > need to tell VirtualBox which is your iso file, from where it will
> > boot the CentOS installer, beign this the netinstall ISO you must be
> > sure your VirtualBox VM has a NAT or Bridged NIC, inorder to the
> > installer can reach the Internet.
> >
> > Beyond that you should read CentOS install documentation and when in
> > doubt ask in the CentOS support channels.
> 
> 
> Very well, sorry for the noise (twice) :-/ ....
> 
> 

William, on the settings page of the VM, there is basically 2 things you
need to do before you start the VM:

1) Attach the CD to it and tell VBox to boot from the CD/DVD

2) It would be best if you have a DHCP server on your network and set
the network card of the VM to "bridge".

After that, fire up the VM and see what happens on the screen. If the
ISO is for a network install, it should "see" the interface and ask for
an IP. After that it should start pulling whatever it needs to complete
the install.

-- 
Mario Lobo
http://www.mallavoodoo.com.br
FreeBSD since 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!] (99% winblows FREE)
 
"UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, 
because that would also stop you from doing clever things."



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