Ticket #2949 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Win XP 64 with SP1 integrated crashes during text-mode installer

Reported by: fcassia Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


On Virtualbox 2.1.0, running on both 32-bit Fedora Core 6 and also tested in the latest 32-bit Fedora 10 (kernel I create a new Windows-64bit VM with 512MB of RAM (host has 2Gig) and 128 MB of video memory.

The CPU is a dual-core AMD Opteron 2210 (Santa Rosa) on an ASUS KFN5-D dual-CPU Socket-F motherboard

VM parameters:

ACPI: Enabled IO APIC: ENABLED (Otherwise the XP64 installer displays a warning and stops) VT-x/AMD-V: Enabled PAE/NX: Enabled (or Disabled, doesn't make a difference) IDE Hard disks: XP64.vdi (10Gb) CD/DVD-ROM: USB DVD-RW (/dev/sr0) Floppy: not munted Networking: disabled

The text-mode XP64 installer works file even including "Setup is loading files..." and drivers names scrolling by.

When it reaches the point it displays the message "Setup is loading windows..." a Virtualbox "Guru Meditation" dialog appears reading: "A critical error has occurred while running the virtual machine and the machine execution has been stopped".

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Change History

Changed 12 years ago by fcassia

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by sandervl73

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

Duplicate. Enable PAE in your *host* kernel config to work around the problem for now. I've already fixed it in SVN.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by frank

To enable the PAE mode of your Linux host kernel you have to recompile the kernel and select Processor type and features / High Memory Support (64GB). Or wait for the next release of VirtualBox.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by fcassia

on Fedora 10, entering "yum install kernel-PAE" as root from a terminal window installs the necessary kernel.

Also System->Administration->Add/Remove Software and entering "PAE" on the search box then pressing the "Find" button brings "The Linux Kernel compiled for PAE machines" as the first result. Select that and click on the "Apply" button.

This work-around is verified and works on Fedora 10.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by frank

Thank you for these additional information!

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by fcassia

I forgot... after 'yum install kernel-PAE' (or using the GUI method) you need to recompile the Virtualbox kernel driver with '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

Here is the command output:

# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup Stopping VirtualBox kernel module [ OK ] Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module [ OK ] Starting VirtualBox kernel module [ OK ]

Hope this helps. FC PS: I think it would be nice for upcoming versions to create a simple bash script that does the above, but name it something easier to remember, like and place it into /usr/local/bin so it's automatically in the path

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