When installing Freebsd 9.0 as virtualbox guest, it hangs. Freezes the guest OS, other VirtualBox windows works fine. Logs attached, hardware is pentium D, 4 GB ram, Asus p5ld2 deluxe mainboard, OS - Ubuntu linux. When I select minimum configuration as possible, freebsd was installed in this minimal configuration. Then I tried to install KDE from ftp, and after downloading some packages, it hangs again on downloading ghostscript.

How fix this?

I asked this on virtualbox forum too

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    Are you sure it's not a network / firewall problem ?
    – daisy
    Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 1:56
  • What is the version of virtual box that you are using? Sometimes disabling powerd helps. And check what version of the OS you are running. 64bit VM on 32bit OS that kind of combinations. Virtualbox will not complain about a mismatch, but sometimes these strange symptoms disappear when "correctly" matching this.
    – Multimho
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 23:14
  • It says in the logs that the filesystem on your virtual hard disk is unknown. How did you create the virtual disk image to begin with?
    – Joseph R.
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 7:47

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I don't know if this going to help you but try it. Select your virtual machine from virtualbox, click on Settings, chose System, a new window will popup, in the extended features section check Enable I/O APIC, Hardware clock in UTC time, and Enable absolute pointing device.

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