Ticket #1488 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

VB 1.6 failed to boot Vista guest after adding serial port

Reported by: denniscote Owned by:
Priority: major Component: uart
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.0 Keywords: serial port
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I just finished manually adding a serial communication port using the Add Legacy Harware option in the device manager in my Vista SP1 guest OS. The options selected were the same as those specified in the VB GUI; serial 0 on IRQ 4 I/O 03F8 using host OS serial port COM1. After closing the device manager dialog, Vista said it must reboot before changes can take effect. I clicked OK to reboot and guest never booted correctly.

I'm trying to add the serial port manually since the virtual serial port is not detected by the Vista guest OS automatically.

One curious fact I noticed was that Vista called this com port COM3 even though it used the ports and IRQ normally assigned to COM1.

I'm running VB 1.6 on Windows XP Pro SP2 host OS.

The dialog displayed when the boot failed asked me to report the .log and .png files, so here they are.


VBox.log Download (105.4 KB) - added by denniscote 11 years ago.
VBox.png Download (1.6 KB) - added by denniscote 11 years ago.

Change History

Changed 11 years ago by denniscote


Changed 11 years ago by denniscote


comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to uart

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.1.6.

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