[PC-BSD Testing] Testing PCBSD 8.2-BETA1-x64

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 14:21:01 PST 2010

Testing PCBSD 8.2-BETA1-x64 with fresh install on HP xw9400 with two
dual-core AMD Opteron CPUs, 8 Gb Ram, nVidia GT220.

This beta works so well, I've been running it as the operating system on my
primary computer for many days.

1.  I initially installed the USB version to an 8Gb memory stick cd-ing to
the download directory and (with the memory stick located at /dev/da0) using
the dd command dd if=PCBSD8.2-BETA1-x64-USB.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1m .  I then
downloaded the DVD version.

2.  The DVD installation had no problems except that the video installer
defaults to an ATi-3d whereas the actual graphics adapter was an nVidia.  I
used the default file system.

3.  I liked the installer giving the user an opportunity to prune the
extraneous i10 language files.

4.  VirtualBox is will not run guest operating systems 8.2 (x64), hanging
with a "Terminated with SIGNAL 10" and the explanation "VirtualBox -
NS_ERROR.FAILURE (0x80004005)."

One thread on FreeBSD Forum reportedly solved this problem in FreeBSD
8.2-prerelease amd64 and VirtualBox 3.2.10 by compiling the kernel with
WEBSERVICE (in the make file?).  See,

Another thread at http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=152710 patched
the Makefile in the emulators/virtualbox-ose port on 8.2-PRERELEASE.  The
patch, quoted below, is found at

diff -x .svn -ruN
--- /var/cache/portshaker/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose/Makefile	2010-11-29
23:23:17.000000000 +0100
+++ emulators/virtualbox-ose/Makefile	2010-11-30 18:42:13.157934874 +0100
@@ -174,7 +174,7 @@
 EXTRA_PATCHES+=	${FILESDIR}/extrapatch-include-iprt-string.h

-.if ${OSVERSION} > 900020
+.if ${OSVERSION} > 900020 || ${OSVERSION} < 900000 && ${OSVERSION} > 801500
 EXTRA_PATCHES+=	${FILESDIR}/extrapatch-src-VBox-Devices-PC-vbox.dsl

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio
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