Ticket #10479 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

VirtualBox 4.1.12 crashes after upgrading.

Reported by: aratta Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.12 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I upgraded VirtualBox from previous version and now it crashes after it starts and then ask for a recovery that never gives results.

I didn't found similar post on the forum. Here is my VBox.log and a core dump of the machine. Mi host is Linux with ArchLinux with kernel 3.3.3-1 on a x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel machine.


VBox.log Download (50.4 KB) - added by aratta 2 years ago.
crash.png Download (158.6 KB) - added by aratta 2 years ago.

Change History

Changed 2 years ago by aratta

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by aratta

i forgot to tell that cc is (GCC) 4.7.0 20120414 (prerelease)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from Windows to Linux
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Guest type changed from Linux to Windows

I've received your core dump. Actually the 2nd core dump you sent says that the application was terminated by signal 4 (illegal instruction). Did VirtualBox really crash?

Also, you mixed up guest and host, I fixed that in the description.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by aratta

There is a problem with coredump. I follow exactly the instructions from the howto, but cannot create a coredump, don't know why. Moreover after the crash windows restarts asking me to check the sistem and repair. This change also the pid of the process. That's why I forced a coredump with kill -4 after the crash.

Sorry for mixing up the guest and host.

Last edited 2 years ago by aratta (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by frank

Please describe exactly what happens. If your VM crashes then that means that the VM process terminates immediately. In that case, a core dump will be generated.

From your last description it sounds more like you see a BSOD in the Windows guest and your guest reboots immediately, is that true?

Changed 2 years ago by aratta

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by aratta

You are right. Windows starts and immediatly stops with a BSOD. I registered with recordmydesktop and this is the screen message that appears at the crash. Here is the attach file

Thank you

Last edited 2 years ago by aratta (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by aratta



I beg your pardon but i don't know why when i added the vdi image from the gui it was added the sata controller and not to the ide controller. After i removed it and manually added the vdi disk to the ide controller all went ok.

Soprry for bothering you with this stupid question

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

Ok, thanks for the clarification! In that case the BSOD makes sense because this is typical Windows behavior. If the controller the system hard disk is attached at changes, then Windows complains very loud. And that's not a VirtualBox bug.

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