I installed FreeBSD 8.3 DISC1 production in VirtualBox. I'm trying to install xorg, Or another package:
pkg_add -r xorg or cd usr/ports/x11/xorg && make install clean

It starts the download, after a few minutes the VM crashes and closes the window of VirtualBox.

Configured in rc.conf: ifconfig_ec0 = "DHCP"

Would anyone know why? Is configuration problem? How can I fix this?

  • Sounds like a bug in VirtualBox, especially if the VM Window is closing itself...
    – Chris S
    Oct 5, 2012 at 19:57
  • Yes, I'm also thinking that might be a bug in VirtualBox.
    – user628298
    Oct 5, 2012 at 20:40

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You could try using a different ethernet controller, like the Intel PRO/1000MT Desktop (em in FreeBSD).

It cannot be a configuration problem. When you say crashes, does the VM itself produce an error, or the OS in it (panic)?

  • is still waging. There must log in freebsd error. The window that is running freebsd lock and appears message "Program has stopped working". The virtualbox has some log file? The error happens after a few minutes that I connect to the internet.. have any idea what I can do?
    – user628298
    Oct 10, 2012 at 16:29
  • Maybe a bit far fetched: Are you sure the memory in the host machine is ok? When a program crashes in a strange way when using normally, it might be that the memory is corrupt. I don't know how to check that though.
    – Coroos
    Dec 18, 2012 at 7:36

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