VirtualBox

Ticket #10896 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 20 months 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 20 months ago.
vBox log - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF
VBox.png Download (29.1 KB) - added by t1tch 20 months ago.
Guest OS Screen Capture - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF
win7VMscreencapture.JPG Download (91.5 KB) - added by t1tch 20 months 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 20 months ago.
Showing 3GB spare mem, when running 2GB guest, failing

Change History

Changed 20 months ago by t1tch

vBox log - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF

Changed 20 months ago by t1tch

Guest OS Screen Capture - Ubuntu_samuraiWTF

Changed 20 months ago by t1tch

ScreenShot WIn7 Pro when trying to boot from ISO

comment:1 Changed 20 months 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 20 months 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 20 months ago by frank

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

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 20 months 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 20 months ago by t1tch

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

comment:5 Changed 20 months 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.

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