[PC-BSD Testing] Virtual Box on PC-BSD 8.0-BETA 64Bit

Mike Bybee mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Tue Jan 12 07:34:07 PST 2010


On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 8:25 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:

> On 01/12/2010 03:10, Johann Hugo wrote:
> > On Tuesday 12 January 2010, Alexander Yerenkow wrote:
> >> 12.01.2010 9:50, Johann Hugo пишет:
> >>> Hi
> >>>
> >>> I see that Virtual Box can only run as root on my PC. One of the
> problems
> >>> is that /root runs out of disk space when Virtual Box creates the
> virtual
> >>> disks there. Another problem is that I cannot do X forwarding over an
> ssh
> >>> connection.
> >>>
> >>> I've added my normal user to vboxusers in the /etc/group file, but I
> >>> still cannot run it as a normal user.
> >>>
> >>> Does anyone know how I can get Virtual Box to run under a normal user
> and
> >>> not as root ?
> >>
> >> you better move /root/.visrtbox to somewhere where's a lot of space, and
> >> make a link :)
> >
> > I'll do that. Is there a reason why PCBSD runs Virtual Box as root and
> not as
> > a normal user ?
> >
>
> The answer is that even when running VirtualBox as your regular user,
> it's still using root permissions, since the binary would be set mod
> 4511. I'll experiment with doing that again here, but when virtualbox
> first hit ports, it had issues with running in that mode in a
> non-standard directory, I.E. /usr/local
>
>
>
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>
> Kris Moore
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It has similar behavior on all platforms - I think the easiest workaround is
to either browse for the path you want to create the disks in, or just link
it.

-- 
Thanks,
Mike Bybee
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