Ticket #3355 (closed defect: fixed)
Install of FreeBSD 7.1 in a virtual machine (Mac host) fails
|Reported by:||mauroj||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
Can not install FreeBSD 7.1 in a VirtualBox 2.1.2 virtual machine, Mac OS X 10.5.6 is the host system (15" MacBook Pro, 2.33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo). I am able to boot from the FreeBSD DVD and complete the pre-installation steps. The failure occurs during the actual installation, when packages and files are being read from the install ISO image to the virtual hard drive. I tried to install several times, building a new virtual hard disk each time. The failures occur at different places during the installation, but typically only takes a few minutes into the install. The symptom is the install just hangs - no forward progress is made, no error messages, it just stops copying files and installing packages.
Note that I was able to install FreeBSD into a Virtual Machine on the same system, from the same ISO image, using VMware Fusion, so it appears to be a bug in VirtualBox. Note also that I have OpenSolaris 2008.11 running in a VirtualBox VM jsut fine.
- Status changed from new to closed
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from closed to reopened
- Resolution fixed deleted