[PC-BSD Testing] Virtual box can't import appliance because not root

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Dec 18 07:12:57 PST 2013

On 12/18/2013 03:29, Jeff wrote:
> I'm running PCBSD 9.2 and tried to import a Bitnami VMware appliance
> into Virtual Box (converts it to .OVF file) using this procedure:
> http://wiki.bitnami.com/Virtual_Appliances_Quick_Start_Guide#Virtual_Box
> But it failed with an error that the file
> (bitnami-alfresco-4.2.e-2-ubuntu-12.04.vmdk) wasn't owned by root.  I
> changed the ownership but it still failed.
> I deleted the virtual machine and created it again but since VB is not
> running as root it couldn't find the file in the "select existing hard
> drive" dialog box.
> Anyway out of this conundrum? Can I run VB as root some how?
> ...Jeff
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Are you running vbox as root?

I use "sudo <vbox command> <file>" and it should work fine.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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