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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Jan 12 13:15:23 PST 2010


On 01/12/2010 10:57, Mike Bybee wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 8:35 AM, Kris Moore<kris at pcbsd.com>  wrote:
>
>> On 01/12/2010 10:34, Mike Bybee wrote:
>>> 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
>>>> PC-BSD Software
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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.
>>>
>>
>> Heads up, just did some testing of the new VB port here, looks like I
>> can modify our PBI to run now as a "regular" user, which lets it create
>> the .VirtualBox folder in your homedir :)
>>
>> I'll be adding this to the PBI shortly.
>>
>>
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>>
>> Kris Moore
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>
> Is this VirtualBox 3.12?
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No, its still the latest in ports, 3.0.51. When 3.1.2 hits ports, we'll 
get a new PBI of it as wel :)


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Kris Moore
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