Nanobsd images and virtualbox
I have been trying to get pfsense embedded to run on virtual box. Using the commands below successfully creates a vdi image to use
VBoxManage convertdd pfSense-1.2.3-1g-20091207-2337-nanobsd.img pfnano1g.vdi
However, when I load the vm it hangs at the bootloader. I attached a screenshot below.
I have set every minimal setting I could think of to try to get it to work. No luck so far. I did get it crash the vm though! ;D If anyone wants a copy of the trace let me know.
This thread helped me find the info I was looking for http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=20285.0
You could still use VirtualBox for that, though why would you want to? There isn't much benefit to running nanobsd inside of a VM.
It doesn't output to VGA, so there is no console output beyond where you saw it "hang"
You can setup a virtual serial port in VirtualBox using a named pipe, and then connect to that pipe with PuTTY. I do that with my development NanoBSD VMs in VMware.