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How to install NetBSD on Linux Virtualbox

May 9, 2011 10 comments

Hi. In this post I show you a workaround that allows you to install (and run) NetBSD on Linux Virtualbox.
If you have tried to install NetBSD on Virtualbox probably the installation failed with an error like this:

...
acpiacad0: AC adapter online.
uvm_fault(0xc09e6a40, 0, 2) -> 0xe
fatal page fault in supervisor mode
trap type 6 code 2 eip c0100d69 cs 8 eflags 10246 cr2 0 ilevel 0
kernel: supervisor trap page fault, code=0
Stopped in pid 0.15 (system) at netbsd:spllower+0x29:  addl %eax,0(%eax)
db{0}>

The following workaround allows you to install and run NetBSD on Virtualbox. If the name of the NetBSD machine is “NetBSD”, you have to run this command in your shell:

$ vboxsdl --norawr0 --startvm NetBSD

That’s all!
Bye bye.

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