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Re: Installing NetBSD on Virtual Box

There were known issues in the past using VirtualBox with Windows as
the host and NetBSD as the guest.

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Thor Lancelot Simon <> 
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 06:03:50PM +0200, Daniel Carrera wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am a new user. I want to install NetBSD on a virtual machine
>> (Virtual Box) so I can experiment with it a little. I downloaded the
>> 5.0.2 ISO and I booted my VM from that ISO. I chose option 1 "Install
>> NetBSD" and soon after I found myself staring at a nasty-looking error
>> in place of an installer. Here are the last few messages:
> This was fixed in VirtualBox a long time ago.  Maybe they did not actually
> fix it for some of their feature combinations which they set per-CPU.
> What is the exact host CPU, and does it support VT-x/AMD-V?
> VirtualBox 3.2.g works great for me with NetBSD-5 on an Intel Core 2 Duo
> system with OS/X host OS and the NetBSD VM configured like this:
>        Operating System:       BSD
>        Version:                NetBSD
>        Processors:             2
>        VT-X/AMD-V:             Enabled
>        Nested Paging:          Disabled
>        Enable I/O APIC:        yes
>        Enable PAE/NX:          yes
> This is with the i386 port of NetBSD but I have tested the amd64 port in
> the past and it worked, too.
> Thor


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