Ticket #1481 (closed defect: fixed)
WinXP guest does not boot after upgrade to 1.6.0
|Reported by:||christoph.lukas||Owned by:|
I have been running VirtualBox 1.5.6 on an Ubuntu Gutsy host. I have installed a WinXP guest some month ago.
After upgrading VirtualBox from 1.5.6-28266 to 1.6.0-30421 this WinXP guest does not boot any more. It stops just after the Bios screen with 'Media error'. I did not touch the configuration of this guest.
This might be caused by a different hard disk layout presented by the bios:
VirtualBox 1.5.6: 00:00:03.958 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#0: disk, CHS=21845/16/63, total number of sectors 22020096 00:00:08.550 Guest Log: BIOS: ata0-0: PCHS=16383/16/63 translation=lba LCHS=1024/255/63 00:00:08.626 Guest Log: BIOS: Booting from Hard Disk... 00:00:08.871 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 15, unmapped device for ELDL=81 VirtualBox 1.6.0: 00:00:03.259 PIIX3 ATA: LUN#0: disk, PCHS=16383/16/63, total number of sectors 22020096 00:00:03.738 Guest Log: BIOS: ata0-0: PCHS=16383/16/63 LCHS=1024/16/63 00:00:06.223 Guest Log: BIOS: Booting from Hard Disk... 00:00:06.224 Guest Log: BIOS: int13_harddisk: function 02, parameters out of range 0001/0031/0008!
Booting the guest system from a knoppix cd both VirtualBox versions show a disk geometry of CHS=21845/16/63 according to fdisk -l. In both VirtualBox versions I can access /dev/hda1 as a valid windows partition.
Please let me know if I can supply any further information.
Thanks in advance, Christoph