VirtualBox

Ticket #10714 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Can not run/install windows and linux guest on OS X host

Reported by: venj Owned by:
Priority: critical Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.18 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

Hardware: MacBook Late 2009 model, optical drive was replaced by an SSD, 8G ram, 500GB HDD.

Software: OS X Lion 10.7.4 with all update installed. OS X is installed on SSD, Virtual box application was on SSD, too. guest home was located on HDD, which location is /Volume/Data/Documents/VirtualBox VMs.

Set up a Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with default settings except set ram to 1024M, and hard drive to 40G.

Run guest, and Guru Meditation appears soon. I can not even install the OSes.

I tried to revert Virtual box to all the way back v4.1.12, and 4.0.x, the problem is all the same.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (162.3 KB) - added by venj 3 years ago.
Ubuntu crash log
VBox.2.log Download (258.6 KB) - added by venj 3 years ago.
crash log for windows xp

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by venj

Ubuntu crash log

Changed 3 years ago by venj

crash log for windows xp

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Do you run some other VMM in parallel?

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 3 years ago by venj

Replying to frank:

Do you run some other VMM in parallel?

What is VMM?

I have installed Parallels Desktop 7, but not running it.

comment:3 follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

VMM == virtual machine manager. I assume that if you have Parallels installed then it will set your host into VMX root mode. Try to uninstall it before you start a VBox VM.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 3 years ago by venj

Replying to frank:

VMM == virtual machine manager. I assume that if you have Parallels installed then it will set your host into VMX root mode. Try to uninstall it before you start a VBox VM.

Thank you frank, but I still got the same error after I uninstalled Parallels Desktop 7 and a reboot. :(

I googled VMX root mode, but I still not quite understand what it is. And I saw forum discussions about android emulator may lead to VMX root mode error, but I didn't see any VMX root mode error message like these guys with that problem. And I do also have android emulator installed.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by venj

I devote a whole day on solving this problem, and I finally found out the reason why virtualbox always enter Guru Meditation state. And its not the fault of virtualbox, its my OS X's problem.

For some unknown reason, my OS X failed to switch VT-x on. After a fresh system re-install, VT-x now active, and virtualbox is happy with that.

Thank you again @frank, your helped me ruled out several possible reason for my problem.

Please close this issue. Thanks!

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

And thanks for letting us know! Great that it works now for you.

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