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June 22, 2009

Installing Sun VirtualBox on FreeBSD 7.1/amd64.

Filed under: Tech — Tags: , , — od @ 12:41 am

Today I decided to install Sun VirtualBox on my FreeBSD 7.1/amd64. The installation from ports is straightforward as usual.

#csup -g -L2 /etc/ports-supfile
#cd /usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox
#make install clean

I got stuck when it failed to fetch this file Dev86src-0.16.17.tar.gz.

#mv Dev86src-0.16.17.tar.gz /usr/ports/distfiles/
#make install clean
#hash -r ; ldconfig

Mount proc:
#mount -t procfs proc /proc

Load vbox driver module:
#kldload vboxdrv.ko
#kldstat | grep box
13    1 0xffffffffab46a000 3fb0e    vboxdrv.ko

Launch vbox from menu or command:




  1. You are so smart my love!

    I love using Winblows XP on my
    VirtualBox on Ubuntu because it loads up with lightning speed! Plus when you install XP for the first time you can hear the introductory music that was always absent during my actual hardware installations because my onboard sound card is never detected on startup and has to be set up and supplied with the correct drivers from the ASUS Motherboard CD afterwards.

    Oh the hassle of trying to live with Windows when it is obvious that Linux and FreeBSD are light years ahead of Microsoft’s proprietary shenanigans! 🙂

    Comment by devin — June 22, 2009 @ 7:30 am

  2. Tell me if it still loads up with lightning speed when you have as much RAM as I do. Pffffttttttttttttttt 😛

    Comment by od — June 22, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  3. awesome … thanks for sharing

    Comment by Shahryar Ghazi — June 23, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

  4. Most welcome.

    Comment by od — June 24, 2009 @ 12:58 am

  5. hehe I will baby! * hugs and kisses *

    Comment by devin — June 30, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

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