Installer ISO boots to CLI login on VirtualBox

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jhfoo
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Installer ISO boots to CLI login on VirtualBox

Post by jhfoo »

Created a FuryBsd VM (FuryBSD-12.1-XFCE-2020042001.iso) from Windows 10 running Virtualbox 6.1. The VM booted into FreeBsd's standard command-line login prompt. Should the window manager kick in at this point?

Does anyone else have this experience on VirtualBox?

guiltydoggy
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Re: Installer ISO boots to CLI login on VirtualBox

Post by guiltydoggy »

I was having the same issue, hopefully others will find this helpful as well, as I wasn't able to find this out anywhere.

You need to change the Graphics Controller in VirtualBox settings > Display > Screen to "VBoxSVGA". The default value when you create a FreeBSD VM is "VMSVGA", and this does not work.

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