VirtualBox

Ticket #10896 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Multiple issues creating new VM drives 4.1.20

Reported by: t1tch Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.20 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Windows

Description

When trying to create a new VM, installing from ISO installations appear to fail with Guru Mediation Error.

Basic Linux Centos 6.2 appears to install and run fine. I have various Ubuntu built ISO's based on 12.04 LTS that fail to install (Appears to be when trying to write data to the virtual disk)

Examples of ISO's that I have seen this when attempting to install are: Samuria-WTF2.0 -  http://sourceforge.net/projects/samurai/files/

BackTrack5_R3 - downloaded iso from  http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/

Similar issues seen with Windows7 Pro VM install from iso, and a Windows Server 2008 x64 VM install from iso

My Host: Windows7 x64 Enterprise (SP1)

I will reproduce and attach the error logs

Attachments

VBox.log Download (82.1 KB) - added by t1tch 3 years ago.
vBox log - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF
VBox.png Download (29.1 KB) - added by t1tch 3 years ago.
Guest OS Screen Capture - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF
win7VMscreencapture.JPG Download (91.5 KB) - added by t1tch 3 years ago.
ScreenShot WIn7 Pro when trying to boot from ISO
2GB_VM_3GB_FreeMem_when_running_at_Crash.JPG Download (98.2 KB) - added by t1tch 3 years ago.
Showing 3GB spare mem, when running 2GB guest, failing

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by t1tch

vBox log - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF

Changed 3 years ago by t1tch

Guest OS Screen Capture - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF

Changed 3 years ago by t1tch

ScreenShot WIn7 Pro when trying to boot from ISO

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by t1tch

Update: I have tried this with an old version: 4.1.8 and see the same issue.

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

The log file shows the typical out-of-memory condition on Windows hosts. The current VirtualBox behavior is a bug. It should warn and give the user to terminate concurrent applications instead of showing a Guru Meditation. That bug is reported elsewhere and not that easy to fix.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 3 years ago by t1tch

Replying to frank:

The log file shows the typical out-of-memory condition on Windows hosts. The current VirtualBox behavior is a bug. It should warn and give the user to terminate concurrent applications instead of showing a Guru Meditation. That bug is reported elsewhere and not that easy to fix.

It appears that this is happening with adequate memory available. I will upload a screenshot showing approx 3GB memory free when running a 2GB virtual machine. At point of crash. (CPU usage does increase)

Is there an overhead, in virtual box that I am not seeing. I can run a VMware version with identical configuration with no issues. (I am trying to get away from VMware)

Changed 3 years ago by t1tch

Showing 3GB spare mem, when running 2GB guest, failing

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by frank

There are other defects regarding this problem. It must be some Windows-specific problem. Some user report about a Google library which is responsible for this, other user report a problem with a tool called 'prio', see  here.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.

www.oracle.com
ContactPrivacy policyTerms of Use