Ticket #2143 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Creating OS/2 Warp 3 guest crashes VirtualBox 2.0 on OS X Leopard

Reported by: AKIN Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.0 Keywords: OS/2, Warp, Virtual Disk, VirtualBox 2.0, VirtualBox 2.0.0, OS2, Mac OS X, OS X, Mac, disk, partition, partitioning
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X


When I launched VirtualBox 2.0 on Mac OS X Leopard (Intel, Mac Mini Core Duo 1.66 GHz with 2 GB RAM) it works fine for the most part. I have an MS-DOS 6.22 (with Windows for Workgroups 3.11) guest which works fine and a Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 3 guest which works fine as well. However, when I go to create an OS/2 Warp 3 guest, it crashes when I go to make the virtual hard disk drive. I go with the new, dynamically expanding one using the default values for RAM and disk space. As soon as I hit the next button, VirtualBox quits. No errors shown, etc. it just quits. I have more than sufficient disk space free on the host. I tried to get a Core Dump but this is all I got:

anthonys-mac-mini:Applications anthony$ ls V* Contents

anthonys-mac-mini:Applications anthony$ ulimit -c unlimited anthonys-mac-mini:Applications anthony$ VirtualBox VirtualBox(361,0xa0271fa0) malloc: * mmap(size=2147487744) failed (error code=12) * error: can't allocate region * set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug Bus error anthonys-mac-mini:Applications anthony$

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by AKIN

Oddly, if I choose OS/2 Warp 4 (even though this is OS/2 Warp 3) , it actually gets me to the disk 1 image with the OS/2 Warp initial copyright screen, but then it just hangs or stops at that point.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by AKIN

It does allow me to create a blank / new OS/2 Warp 3 guest if I forgoe creating a hard disk and choose "none" and then after the guest has been created, I can go into the Settings for it and create a hard drive. This shouldn't be necessary, though.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by AKIN

Once I have created the virtual disk manually, as described above, I can boot from the boot floppy (disk0), but it hangs after asking for disk 1 and me pressing enter as asked once disk1 has been mounted. Seems to make no difference if the CD image is mounted or not.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by poetzsch

Actually there are two different thinks here: The first one (harddisk creation) is a bug in 2.0.0 which is fixed in svn & will be available with 2.0.2 release (see #2060). The second one is more a missing feature of the Mac OS X version. OS/2 needs hardware virtualization for proper working, which isn't implemented in the Mac OS X version of VBox (yet).

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by poetzsch

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