openBSD 4.5: success w/virtualbox 2.2.4
Just thought I'd share ... I have just succeeded in installing and operating openBSD 4.5, 32-bit, as a GUEST in VirtualBox, 2.2.4 (released just last week), running on a Vista, 64-bit, (AMD) host.
Previous, I was unable (kernal panic and/or segment faults) to get 4.5 to work with previous versions of VB -- i.e. not with 2.2.0, or 2.2.2.
Getting 4.5/2.2.4 working was a still a bit cantankerous, but the following key/principal settings are working.
--v-- Video Memory: 32M (16M did not seem to work even without X) ACPI: Enabled IO ACPI: Enabled VT-x/AMD-V: Disabled Nested Paging: Disabled PAE/NX: Enabled 3D Accel: Disabled. Hard disks: IDE Primary (PIIX4 controller) USB: Enabled (no filter) (seems to be *just* needed by OBSD for it to progress the boot/enumrate the ECHI hub.) --^--
My host system is Vista-64, AMD dual-core 2.8GHz, ASUS M3A78-EM, which has the AMD 780G/SB700-series chipsets.
I may play with the settings to try to identify what is minimally needed, but right now I need to get on with USING the virtual machine, not WRESTLING with it.
Just thought I'd share that just-released VirtualBox 2.2.4 appears to have advanced itself sufficiently to run an openBSD 4.5 guest.
Good luck all.
Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Last edited by s2scott; 1st July 2009 at 11:34 AM.
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