Thoughts on FreeBSD 10.1 x64, VirtualBox and Hyper-V

Today I had to do a bit of testing with FreeBSD and, since I wasn’t using my workstation for anything in particular, I threw FreeBSD 10.1 ×64 in VirtualBox. What’s interesting about this is that nowadays it only takes about 10 minutes to be up and running with XDM and xfce installed through pkg. Quite a pleasent surprise

One interesting issue I had was that because I had at one point installed and then removed Hyper-V, it appears that it isn’t completely removed and it is necessary to manually disable the VT-x locking that Hyper-V does at boot-time by running the following command:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

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