Ticket #1558 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

PC-BSD v1.5 x86 & x64 dies during installation in VirtualBox v1.6.0

Reported by: HolgerB Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VMM
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords: PC-BSD 1.5
Cc: Guest type: BSD
Host type: other


I´m running VirtualBox v1.6 on a Windows XP SP2 Host here.

Guest was PC-BSD v1.5 x86 as well as PC-BSD v1.5 x64

PC-BSD dies during the installation (see attached screen shot).

Seems to me that PC-BSD is unable to load the shell. I tried both Free-BSD as well as None/Unknown for the Guest OS. None of them seems to work.

The problem seems not to be related to the Host CPU. I tried at home (Opteron 170 with 2GB RAM) as well as at work (Core2 Duo T7500 with 2GB RAM).

I tried both SATA as well as EIDE for the virtual HDD but this didn´t help either.

Sorry to say but VMWare Server 1.0.4 installs and runs PC-BSD fine on my work PC. Installation worked like a charm without any hickups and the FreeBSD VMWare extensions work fine for PC-BSD.


VirtualBox_PCBSD_Bug.png Download (13.6 KB) - added by HolgerB 10 years ago.

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by HolgerB

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by HolgerB

One additional comment: When selecting SATA for the virtual HDD PC-BSD was unable to access the HDD. I experienced the same thing when installing Ubunut 8.04 from DVD image. May be the SATA emulation causes problems ?!?!?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Guest type changed from other to BSD

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to VMM

Is this bug still relevant with VirtualBox 2.0.2?

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

No response, closing. When installing BSD, activate VT-x/AMD-V.

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