Help installing in VirtualBox

Questions about the installation of FreeBSD
Post Reply
Sunray
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by Sunray »

I wasted too much time trying to boot GhostBSD XFCE in both VMWare (free version) and VirtualBox and neither worked. I booted to a black screen in both cases. After some frustration I tested the official MATE version and that worked in VirtualBox (didn't bother with VMWare this time).

So now I can finally boot into a desktop but I don't see any option to install to disk. How do you actually do this? Not very intuitive. Attaching screenshot of desktop for reference.
Attachments
Screenshot 2021-02-01 221754.jpg

User avatar
ericbsd
Developer
Posts: 1679
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:54 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by ericbsd »

How much ram the VM has?

Sunray
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by Sunray »

4096 MB (16 GB total on host)

User avatar
slughorn
Posts: 135
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by slughorn »

I have also 4096 MB and 16 GB total and it works on my VirtualBox.
Did you try to install directly? Or is it a Live image?

Sunray
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by Sunray »

I downloaded the ISO from here http://ghostbsd.org/download and it works like a Live image. How do you install it?

User avatar
ericbsd
Developer
Posts: 1679
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:54 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by ericbsd »

You are not the first reporting issue with the desktop not displaying on the live system with VirtualBox. I will need to investigate that.

You can start the installer in the terminal with gbi
These users thanked the author ericbsd for the post (total 2):
Sunray (Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:50 pm) • grahamperrin (Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:46 pm)
Rating: 66.67%

Sunray
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by Sunray »

I just wanted to say that everything worked fine after installing with gbi.

grahamperrin
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:06 am
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 0

Desktop background without icons in VirtualBox

Post by grahamperrin »

spanakop wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:15 am
… no desktop icons as before …
ericbsd wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:03 am
… desktop not displaying on the live system with VirtualBox. I will need to investigate that. …
I have a snapshot of a guest in this state. A screen recording of htop shows one caja process after another, endlessly, sometimes two visible.

I can work around by logging out root, just once, after which there's automated login and the four icons appear:
  1. Computer
  2. ghostbsd's Home
  3. Install GhostBSD
  4. Trash
Alternatively, although this shows more than expected:

caja --force-desktop

Comparable symptoms, some old bugs, in no particular order:

User avatar
ericbsd
Developer
Posts: 1679
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:54 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: Help installing in VirtualBox

Post by ericbsd »

These users thanked the author ericbsd for the post:
grahamperrin (Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:58 pm)
Rating: 33.33%

Post Reply