Ticket #11505 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Migrating Windows XP - Guru Meditation -1153 (VERR_EM_INTERNAL_DISAS_ERROR)

Reported by: AaronD Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I'm trying to move an old (32-bit) HP store-bought machine into a VM on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. The conversion appears to go smoothly except that it always Guru Meditates when I try to boot the VM from the converted hard drive. The physical machine boots and runs just fine on a 60GB IDE hard drive with a few bad sectors and two partitions:

  1. small FAT32 labelled "recovery"
  2. large NTFS labelled "system"

Here's what I did:

  1. Used ddrescue to create an image of the entire drive. (/dev/sdb, not 1 or 2) It ended up with 127kB worth of errors across 217 locations when it was done.
  2. Converted the image to a VDI with this command:

VBoxManage convertfromraw <image> <vdi> -type VDI -variant Standard.

  1. Installed a fresh copy of Windows XP on a different, blank VDI.
  2. Shut down the VM, mounted the backup VDI, and restarted. I could see both partitions and access the data that I needed to at that stage of conversion.
  3. Shut down the VM, disconnected the fresh VDI, and made the backup VDI the Primary Master.
  4. Tried to boot from the backup VDI.
  5. Guru Meditates after the VBox splash/BIOS screen and before the Windows loading screen.
  6. Reduced the system and video memory several times and disabled the virtualization options. Always meditates at the same point.

I put a core dump in the Logs folder, compressed the folder, and attached it here.



VBox.log Download (189.4 KB) - added by AaronD 5 years ago.
VBox.log.1 Download (189.1 KB) - added by AaronD 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by AaronD

Changed 5 years ago by AaronD

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by AaronD

Okay, so I can only attach 512kB at a time. So much for the core dump. At least I got the log files.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.3.2.

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