[vbox-dev] VirtualBox on FreeBSD

Matias Surdi matiassurdi at gmail.com
Mon May 4 04:54:37 PDT 2009

Alexander Eichner escribió:
> Hi FreeBSD users,
> in the effort to make VirtualBox the most portable platform for
> virtualization we can announce that VirtualBox is finally running on
> FreeBSD. http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Screenshots contains two
> screenshots of VirtualBox running on FreeBSD with a Windows and a  
> Linux guest.
> Even though the basic functions are working there are still a lot of
> things to do and we do not recommend to use it on production machines.
> Furthermore Sun does not officially support FreeBSD yet. This is a  
> port done by developers in their free time. However if you are a  
> developer or want to test it you can checkout the latest code and build
> VirtualBox yourself. A list of working and unimplemented features and
> known bugs is below.
> Working:
> - Software virtualization
> - The VirtualBox QT4 frontend
> - Sound through OSS
> - NAT networking
> Not implemented:
> - Bridged and host only networking (the required kernel drivers are
>   missing)
> - USB
> - Installer
> - OpenGL support
> - ACPI
> - Host CD/DVD access
> - Host serial support
> - things I forgot ;)
> Known bugs and limitations:
> - Unloading the kernel driver panics the host
> - Hardware assisted virtualization doesn't work reliable yet
> - VBoxSVC needs to be started manually
> - proc needs to be mounted
> If you want to implement a missing feature or fix a bug please leave a
> note on the list before you start to avoid duplicated work and if you
> find a bug other than the ones listed above please use this list to
> report it and not the forum or official bugtracker because the port is
> not officially supported.
> Kind Regards and have fun,
> Alexander Eichner

Great news!!!


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