GhostBSD ISO live boot user experience as a VirtualBox guest

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GhostBSD ISO live boot user experience as a VirtualBox guest

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The following steps can improve the live mode UX:
  1. do not enable EFI
  2. enable bidirectional clipboard sharing
  3. give 4,096 MB base memory
  4. boot from the ISO
  5. open MATE Terminal
  6. pkg install virtualbox-ose-additions
  7. kldload /boot/modules/vboxguest.ko /boot/modules/vboxvfs.ko
  8. rc-update add vboxguest && rc-update add vboxservice
  9. exit
  10. System menu
  11. Log Out root…
  12. await automated log in.
Tested with GhostBSD-21.01.20.iso and VirtualBox GUI 5.2.44 r139111 on FreeBSD-CURRENT.

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% pkg query '%o %v %R' virtualbox-ose virtualbox-ose-kmod
emulators/virtualbox-ose 5.2.44_4 poudriere
emulators/virtualbox-ose-kmod 5.2.44_4 unknown-repository
% freebsd-version -kru
14.0-CURRENT
14.0-CURRENT
14.0-CURRENT
% date ; uname -a
Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:18:32 GMT
FreeBSD mowa219-gjp4-8570p 14.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT #14 main-f44e67d120: Wed Feb 10 23:57:02 GMT 2021     root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p:/usr/obj/usr/src/amd64.amd64/sys/GENERIC  amd64
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Known issues

Mouse integration not working with VirtualBox 5.2.44
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Re: GhostBSD ISO live boot user experience as a VirtualBox guest

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grahamperrin wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:29 pm
  • sysrc vboxguest_enable="YES" && sysrc vboxservice_enable="YES
This is not compatible with GhostBSD. GhostBSD uses OpenRC.

the command is:

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sudo rc-update add vboxguest && sudo rc-update add vboxservice"
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Re: GhostBSD ISO live boot user experience as a VirtualBox guest

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Sorry! I forgot about OpenRC.

Off topic from live boot: Wiki pages about VirtualBox – one of the pages requires (amongst other things) an update for OpenRC. Thanks.

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I rarely deal with documentation I set up the wiki for anyone to contribute.
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This commit just fixed a lot of problem https://github.com/ghostbsd/ghostbsd-bu ... 59d18219db
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