VirtualBox

Ticket #19151 (new defect)

Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

start_image() returns Buffer Too Small

Reported by: Mike_1996 Owned by:
Component: EFI Version: VirtualBox 6.1.0
Keywords: buffer too small Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Mac OS X

Description

This is a Fedora 30 Installation on a MacPro5,1 on real hard disks, passed through as reference VMDKs (following the steps from the official guide) and booted fine with all 6.0.x versions. Upon upgrade to 6.1, the EFI of the VM now fails to find bootable item, which is located at \System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efi (as with any normal Fedora EFI installations on Macs, the ESP is in HFS+ and in my specific case it is not the 1st partition of the disk, but previous EFI implementations have always succeeded with this configuration). After being directed to the EFI shell, manually executing the aforementioned boot.efi results in a success boot without any further issues.

Attachments

vbox_buffer_too_small.png Download (66.3 KB) - added by Mike_1996 8 months ago.
Screenshot of the EFI boot screen warning messages
Bildschirmfoto von 2020-01-03 23-05-03.png Download (93.4 KB) - added by Mike_1996 7 months ago.
GNOME Disks showing the designated HFS+ EFI partition where the mentioned boot files live

Change History

Changed 8 months ago by Mike_1996

Screenshot of the EFI boot screen warning messages

Changed 7 months ago by Mike_1996

GNOME Disks showing the designated HFS+ EFI partition where the mentioned boot files live

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by Mike_1996

I'm afraid I cannot provide logs at the moment as I see absolutely nothing that could be remotely related to boot items in any of the log files generated. Maybe I have to dig more, but I think this could be just an edge case due to my relatively rare configuration. It might not even be related to VirtualBox itself but rather the code on which VirtualBox's EFI firmware is based. I've just attached my exact disk and partition scheme in case it could illustrate my configuration better.

comment:2 Changed 4 months ago by Mike_1996

Assumed to have been solved months ago. Working fine on latest versions. Please close. Thanks.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mike_1996 (previous) (diff)
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